The Alliance Project
The Alliance Project is a sponsorship program for long term hospitalized teens who want to spend their down time helping other hospitalized kids. These individualized community service projects help distract the teens from countless hours in the hospital and give them a positive purpose while they heal.
First: Our long-term teen patients create visual boards. A visual board is a collage of photos that represents short and long term goals and happy places. This allows patients to express themselves and helps them cope during long hospital visits. These beautiful works of art are then printed and donated by Costco.
Second: Using their visual boards, teens and child life specialists collaborate to create a community service project, that is based on their interests and goals, to help other hospitalized kids. The teens even get to develop a business plan and create their own business cards.
Third: A non-profit community project is born. A hospitalized teen has created afulfilling project to help them cope and manage their hospital experience.
Fourth: A Hero Alliance Superhero helps sponsor an Alliance Project.