Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski met with Jardine Academy Principal Cynthia Isaksen, YMCA Executive Director Rodger Koerber, YMCA Art Instructor Rachel Jameson and students David V. and Carlos R. at the Jardine Academy in Cranford for during an art class for students sponsored by a Union County Heart Grant.
The HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) grant program recognizes the importance of culture and the arts for economic development and quality of life. It was established by the Freeholder Board in 1998 to support programming that connects Union County residents with innovative projects related to history, the arts and humanities.
The Jardine Academy is operated by the Cerebral Palsy League and provides elementary and secondary education for children and young adults, ages 3-21, with multiple disabilities.
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)