Fall Family Fun Night at Ocean Palms gives back to the Cultural Center


The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach expressed thanks this week to Ocean Palms Elementary for their continued support of the Cultural Center’s Music Therapy Program for children with special needs.

Ocean Palms, which currently benefits from the Music Therapy Progra, started an initiative called, “Pocket Change for a Change” which was put into place by the Small Steps youth service group. During Ocean Palms Fall Family Fun Night on Oct. 29, Small Steps raised $275 to go towards Music Therapy.

They presented a check to the Cultural Center alongside Jessica Richardson, Principal of Ocean Palms Elementary.

This program is now in four schools throughout St. Johns County; Cunningham Creek Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Valley Ridge Academy and PVPV-Rawlings Elementary.

“I have watched students who are non-verbal come to life through learning to play the piano or a hand drum. The Cultural Center has actively pursued the expansion of Music Therapy in our schools because they too recognize the positive impact this program can have in the lives of the students in our community,” said Jessica Richardson.

To learn more about this program or to donate, please visit www.ccpvb.org.