Dr. S June Smith
Alpha Sigma Alpha and the S. June Smith Center both share the amazing Dr. S. June Smith. Dr. June, as she was often called, was a lifelong active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and served as a member of the national council. She also was a community leader in advocating for appropriate services for children with disabilities. The S. June Smith Center owes its existence, in part, to her leadership efforts. Alpha Sigma Alpha adopted the S. June Smith Center as a philanthropic partner at its 1990 Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.
S. June Smith Foundation
The S. June Smith Center began providing services to children with disabilities and their families in 1965. Currently, the Center serves more than 1,700 children each year, 90 percent of whom are infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Programs include: First Step; Infant/Toddler Early Intervention; Preschool (classrooms and therapy); S.P.L.A.S.H.; and Tiny Miracles. By providing educational services—including classroom instruction and occupational, physical and speech therapy services—the Center seeks to prepare children and families for a future filled with achievement and independence. The programs help children develop the skills needed by children to become fully involved in their schools and community. The Alpha Beta chapter of ASA most recently supported the S. June Smith Center through our annual dot days, a collection of service opportunities and fundraising efforts to bring awareness and donations to the center itself.