Director Blog Series: Camp PALS Philadelphia Session 2 - The Julian & Tina Krinsky Program

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Hello family, friends, and PALS supporters, 

Tori: My name is Tori Cedar and I’ve been honored to be a part of PALS Programs since 2015. This will be my second summer directing but the first summer being a Logistics Director for Philly 2. I couldn’t be more thrilled to take on this new adventure with Evan!

I’m a senior at Syracuse University. I study Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Language Track) with a concentration in Disability Studies. Here at Cuse, I work for a program called InclusiveU where I make sure students with disabilities have the same college experience as any other college student. I organize different events on campus and in the community. I also am the middle person in connecting InclusiveU students with organizations/clubs on campus that they chose to be a part of. I truly get to keep the PALS magic all year long. I love to run and hike and I’m a huge fan of the New York Rangers (yes having a Flyer’s fan Co-Director has been a struggle).

I am currently in the grad school interview process as we speak and (HOPEFULLY) will be getting my Doctorate in School Psychology post graduation!

Evan and I could not be more excited for this summer. It’s going to be the best yet!

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Evan: I am Evan Herrington! I have been volunteering for PALS for six amazing summers. This will be my second time directing at Philly 2 and I am already excited for what this summer has in store!  

I am a first year Kindergarten teacher in a town a few miles from Point Pleasant, NJ where I was born and raised. A lot of my free time is spent fishing, watching the Flyers, and hanging with friends and family. I work with students who have cognitive impairment. I love working, teaching, and supporting kids and young adults year-round. My involvement in PALS as well as my career path have largely been shaped by my older brother Ryan, a Camper with PALS. He showed me how significant an impact PALS has on the Down syndrome community and I have been involved ever since. I am so excited to share another PALS summer with the Philly 2 crew!

All our PALS love, 

Tori and Evan

Camp PALS Philadelphia 2 Director Team

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