I named my project Reaching Out. RO is a club I made in my school where students choose on of their friends and are assigned a child with special needs. The pair of students go to the child's house AT LEAST once a week for about an hour and if they want they can go for even longer. What we do is we give the pair of students the name and number of the child and they call up the parents to see when they can hang out with the kid. There are many kids in my community who have special needs, who need our help. Many don't go to school, don't have friends, and need someone there for them to put a smile on their faces, brighten their day even if it is just for an hour. Not only does this help the children in the community but it also helps the lives of the family, especially the parents. I've talked to parents, and have heard parents talk about how hard it can be to see their child go through something like this. Many don't really see their children play much, or interact with other children so this helps lighten the situation the parents are in as well. This is also a great experience for the teens who volunteer for this program. It teaches them to be a role model, and give to the community. You can go to the club website www.clubreachingout.com to learn more. The club website isn't exactly up to date but it will be soon because many other schools are signing up for this program. We are also planning on having a fair, and many other things to help raise money to get these kids gifts, take them bowling, etc. Although this club just started it is spreading quickly and is soon going to be BIG.