It all started with a dream. The dream of four boys with autism who loved all things music. There’s Levi, who always wanted to sing alongside his favorite singers in a studio. Yonatan wished he could be famous. Shlomo just always loved to sing. And Akiva wished he could star in a music video.
These four boys attend Room 204 at Shema Kolainu Hear Our Voices, a school for children with autism, located in Brooklyn, NY. At SKHOV they’ve grown and blossomed over the years, learning academic skills, but perhaps more importantly, social skills, for social skills don't come easy to individuals with autism. These four precious boys with autism learned how to communicate, how to relate to others, to share, to make eye contact, to empathize with the feelings of others, how to view situations from a different perspective, to manage and control their impulses and urges, and much more.
By the time the boys reached their fifth year in Shema Kolainu, they had gained a tremendous amount of skills and grew in ways no one could have ever imagined.
While watching music videos one day, as our precious boys often did, as a reward for good behavior, they expressed their wish to be in their own music video. Little did they know that wish would be actualized!
The boys and their teachers spent months planning, writing, recording, videoing, editing, and editing some more, and then finally, the video was ready. The beaming faces of Levi, Yonatan, Shlomo, and Akiva, when they saw themselves in a real music video, were worth every bit of work. The dream of four boys with autism became reality!
Please help us continue to actualize their dreams and the dreams of their fellow classmates in Room 204, and be a part in building their futures. Visit their GoFundMe page for more details and to donate: www.gofundme.com/room204stars