The organizations who will be honored with support and contributions from the 2017 Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic are Amos House, Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, The MET School, Button Hole and proud to announce the addition of St. Mary’s Home for Children.
Founded in the 1970’s, Amos House is a non-pro t social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island. Today Amos House is a leading social service agency, managing the largest soup kitchen in the state, providing social services to more than 15,000 people a year and housing nearly 150 men and women a night. More than 400 adults have graduated from its programs.
As the oldest continually operating Boys & Girls Club in the country, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence has provided safe and fun environments for children and youth for more than 140 years. Their mission is “to enable and inspire children and youth, especially those from diverse or dif cult circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and healthy members of their community, the State of Rhode Island, and the nation.”
The MET is a network of six small, public high schools located in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. With high standards and strong family engagement, the MET’s individualized learning approach has proven successful in unlocking students’ passion for learning. The MET empowers its students to take charge of their learning, to become responsible citizens and life-long learners. The hallmarks of a MET education include internships, individual learning plans, advisory, and a breakthrough college transition program.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School (RIPO&MS) is the largest symphony orchestra in the nation to devote more than 50% of their programmatic budget to music education and community engagement. Educationally, their goal is to reach every elementary school in the region with music programs that help kids learn.
Since 1877, St. Mary’s has been caring for Rhode Island’s children. From its beginnings as an orphanage, St. Mary’s has evolved into Rhode Island’s largest, most comprehensive treatment facility for boys and girls who may have been traumatized by abuse, as well as those experiencing psychiatric and/or emotional challenges.
Button Hole enriches the lives of young people by providing facilities and programs that develop strong character, teach life values and champion success through the game of golf.