iCare and Scholarship Programs The Jamie Fund

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Contact Information

The Jamie Fund
Contact: Kim Piro, Director
Email Address: kimpiro@thejamiefund.org

P.O. Box 256 Mansfield, MA 02048
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location iCare and Scholarship Programs


With an eye toward an inclusive school community, Special Needs students are frequently integrated into “typical” classrooms – along with typical children who naturally, have many questions. The i CARE program was created in order to help answer some of these questions – often before they are ever asked.

“iCARE” or Introducing Children to Acceptance through Reading and Education is one such program that works proactively within the Mansfield school system to help explain why some classmates might be different than others.

iCARE utilizes storytime to create a friendly, safe environment where thoughtful questions can be asked and answered. To facilitate classroom discussion, reading volunteers go through an orientation process and are provided with story-specific question and answer cards relating to each book.

Service Types

  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Relationship/Friendship Trainings

Program Type

  • Advocacy

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service