The Alpha Group will hold its signature fundraiser, the Zoom Duck Derby, on Sunday, July 25 where 5,000 rubber ducks race down Zoombezi Bay Water Park’s lazy river.
The event, which can be viewed in-person or virtually via Facebook, raises money for various programs and services that benefit Westerville City Schools students, as well as area residents with disabilities.
Anyone interested in supporting this cause is invited to support the WCSD Team. Adopt a rubber duck for only $5 and those that place in the top three of the race can win cash prizes.
Additional information about the event and package options available for purchase can be found at the Zoom Duck Derby website. Founded in 1970, The Alpha Group continues to provide programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Delaware County. As a result of its steady growth over the years, including the recent opening of a new location within WCSD boundaries, the non-profit organization also provides its services in 11 surrounding counties.
WCSD benefits from a partnership with The Alpha Group, through the Vocational Advisory Program. Alpha's transition coordinator meets weekly with students who are differently-abled at each of the district’s high schools. They discuss career exploration, the type of work they would like to do in the future, and practice job skills. Throughout the semester, local community employers come to the schools to mentor students and perform “mock interviews” to give them the chance to practice interview skills. The Alpha Group’s Westerville location provides a space for its community employment and Adult Day Service divisions, as well as serving as a hub for its transportation fleet.