Stories tagged with: CASS-MIND Academy

July 21, 2015 - 5:20pm
29 weeks 14 hours ago

 The CASS Mind Academy is bringing a new initiative to Zanesville.

The Arts & Autism in Ohio Initiative is in Columbus, and Cassandra McDonald wants to bring it to Muskingum County. It's a program that gives autistic kids the opportunity for hands on learning in different mediums in the arts.

"We're doing something especially different, introducing to the community," McDonald said. "I belong to an art initiative called Art & Autism in Columbus, Ohio,...

May 14, 2015 - 4:49pm
38 weeks 5 days ago

An international tenor is coming to Zanesville to give two separate performances.

Jesús Hernández began his career as an opera singer in the year 2008. Hernández will be performing at the Buckingham House on Saturday at 7PM. All of the proceeds will go toward the CASS-MIND Academy. Hernández told us what it means for him to be able to take part.

"It's kind of leaving a little piece of me into something this big. It's kind of like putting a little stone into something that is...

April 26, 2014 - 5:17pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

A 19th century Victorian tea was held Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about Autism.

Members of the community visited the Buckingham House dressed in their finest attire to raise money for the CASS Mind's Autistic Learning Center. The school aims to specifically target the needs of autistic children.

" What we do that's a little different kind of a lens is because I am a musician we do business, art, and music along with their educational developmental .We have ADA, we...

December 17, 2013 - 9:56pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

CASS MIND Academy is now the first organization in Muskingum County to offer an Autistic Learning Center and this past weekend and Tuesday, the school had an open house for interested or current families.

CASS MIND CEO, Cassandra McDonald said her hope is to educate autistic children by identifying their needs. She said what is different about the center, versus a classroom setting, is it is based on each individual.

"Every child has their own individual curriculum,...

December 3, 2013 - 9:05pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

The CASS MIND mentoring service is in its sixth year of establishment and Tuesday night, its members celebrated with a Christmas party and talent show!

The CEO and director of CASS MIND Academy, Cassandra McDonald says Muskingum University students come to the Bethel Mission Lower Putnam Community Center every Tuesday to work with and mentor children from fourth grade through high school.

"What they do is, they mentor them, help them with homework and they address issues...

September 10, 2013 - 4:58pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

On Sunday, several young performers from the CASS MIND Academy, danced, sang and even mimed in a competitive talent contest at the Buckingham House.

KKIS or Keep Kids in School, was the first talent competition for the academy, where donors provided school supplies for children who need them. A panel of four judges evaluated the contestants based on their stage presence, technical ability, costume, creativity and more.

"They were judged on criteria factors,” said CEO...

July 27, 2013 - 5:22pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

A school for visionaries is starting a new program to encourage the youth to follow their dreams.

The C.A.S.S M.I.N.D Academy started their Young Entrepreneurs series on Saturday with Madison Simons, a 16 year old college student, jockey and musician. Simons owns her own horse and taught other children the fundamentals of horse riding.She plans on using all of the money she raised for charity.

"Today we are going to teach them about the basics. We are going to show them how...

April 14, 2013 - 5:20pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Aspiring designers got the chance to show of their design skills at the Runway Ready fashion challenge.

The competitors worked one-on-one with Zanesville's Nathaniel Paul who competed on the TV show, Project Runway. The contestants spent hours creating a one-of-a kind garment.

"Yesterday they had a 12-hour challenge to sew from 9 to 9, it was wonderful. I wanted it to be an excellent experience. I said, 'this isn't a reality show' I want you to have positivity about...

September 18, 2012 - 5:03pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

As one of its final presentations, the Southeastern Ohio Women and Girls Funding Network recognized three area organizations who are making a difference.

Three, $1,000 awards were presented to Powerhouse of Southeastern Ohio, the C.A.S.S./M.I.N.D. Academy and the STARS Institute.

Recipients say the money will go toward tuition and operating expenses for those involved in the program.

"We try to keep the cost very low, so that any girl who wants to attend can. We...

August 8, 2012 - 4:46pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

A new visionary school is now open to help at-risk students in the area.

The new C.A.S.S./M.I.N.D. Academy held its ribbon cutting Wednesday at the Alvah Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue.

CEO Cassandra McDonald said the school focuses on showing students that despite past choices in life, it's still possible to be a contributing member of society.

"There's a gift that everyone has and we want to accentuate that and see that they have an opportunity to have their...

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