United Way of DeKalb County Supports Easterseals RISE | Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana

Angola, Ind. — United Way of DeKalb County has awarded a grant of $10,000 to Easterseals RISE to support day programming for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The grant will help fund operating costs for day services at Easterseals RISE, including:

  • Activities customized to meet participant needs and interests in partnership with community businesses and organizations
  • Ballroom dance classes taught by professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studios
  • Karate classes taught by Lions Karate
  • Instruction on independent living skills such as financial literacy, time management, housekeeping, health and hygiene, cooking and online safety
  • Esports in partnership with Trine University

Meaningful, engaging programming for individuals with disabilities enhances overall health and well-being; develops life skills; improves work readiness; improves social and communication skills; and fosters progress on personal goals.