Calling All Summer Program Mentors!
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We are now accepting Mentor applications for the South Shore SNAP Summer Program at South Shore Country Club. 

Our program provides Summer recreational activities for South Shore students with disabilities, ages 4-22. During each day, our participants will rotate through several different activities, such as bowling, using the golf simulator, tennis and arts & crafts or games. The goal of of our program is to expose our participants to the various activities and provide a positive social experience for everyone.

This year, our program will run from July 1 - August 2, Monday-Friday from 12:30-4:30. Please note that to ensure consistency for our participants, preference will be given to mentors who are available for the entire program. 

If you would like to apply, please fill out the SNAP Summer Mentor application here.

We are seeking Mentors for our Spring SNAP programs and our Sunset Point Buddy Week as well, so if you are interested, please indicate that on the application. 

Additionally, all of our Mentors must undergo a CORI check. Please complete our CORI Form and send it, along with a copy of your driver’s license to:
Drohan, Tocchio & Morgan, PC
Attn: Susan Lanning
175 Derby Street #30, Hingham, MA 02043

You may also email your CORI Form and copy of your drivers license to: If you do not have a driver's license, please just fill out and submit the form.

Please send an email to or to Janette Harrington, our Program Director, if you have any questions about the program.

Thank you for your interest in SNAP!

Noelle Jarosz
Special Citizens Police Academy for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Dealing with law enforcement can be intimidating for anyone but especially for people with developmental disabilities. South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership) and the Hingham Police Department are pleased to present the a Special Citizens Police Academy. This four-week interactive program is designed to demystify law enforcement for children with disabilities and give them skills to empower them as they navigate the community.

Topics will include:

  • Police Academy

  • DARE Program and drug issues unique to the special needs community

  • Introduction to the K9 program

  • The role of firefighters as part of Massport

HPD Officer and SNAP Liaison Dan Murphy will lead the course, with guest speakers, and cadets will hear real life stories from the field.

WHO: South Shore students, age 6-12 with special needs

WHEN: 4-week session
Mondays from 4:30pm-5:30pm
March 25 and April 1, 8 & 22
(Note: class does not meet during April break)

WHERE: Hingham Public Library, The Whiton Room, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham

COST: Free

REGISTER: Send an email to

Noelle Jarosz
SNAP's 5th Annual PizzaPalooza!

WHAT: SNAP’s 5th Annual PizzaPalooza!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th, 5:00-7:00pm 

WHERE: Hingham High School Cafeteria
17 Union Street, Hingham

TICKETS: $10/person or $30/family
Tickets will be sold at the door

Forget about making dinner and come cast your vote for the Best Slice of Hingham! There will be three categories of competition:
1) People’s Choice
2) Kids’ Choice
3) Judges’ Choice

In addition to slices from 10 pizza vendors, there will be tasty samples from Sadie Mae’s, Hornstra Farms, Puopolo Candies, and Wahlburgers!  Come dance to the music provided by DJ NickyD and purchase raffle tickets to win great prizes donated by many local businesses.

Noelle Jarosz
2nd Annual SNAP Family Fun Day

WHERE: South Shore Sports Center
Recreation Park Drive, Hingham

WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2-3pm 

TICKETS: $10/person or $25/family at the door

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Family Fun Day! We'll have soccer, whiffle ball, tennis, bowling, dance, jump rope, bouncy houses, tattoos, face painting, and so much more! This is for ALL kids - not just special needs. Come see how we all win when we provide opportunities to play together!

Noelle Jarosz
Yoga at Krigsman to Benefit SNAP

WHERE: Krigsman Yoga, 25 Central Street, Hingham

WHEN: Thursday, November 15th, 7:30-8:30pm

TICKETS: $30 online

Please join us for a SNAP Fundraiser at Krigsman Yoga! This is a one hour low heat yoga class. No experience necessary. Grab a mat (we only have a few), bottle of water and wear comfortable athletic clothing. Parking is located across the street in the lower lot. All proceeds go towards SNAP programs. We look forward to seeing you!

Noelle Jarosz
Special Citizens Police Academy

South Shore SNAP was proud to partner with Hingham Police to host our first Special Citizens Police Academy! Thank you Officer Murphy for leading this great program and to all in the Police Department and Hingham Fire & Emergency Management who contributed. We’re especially grateful to celebrity guest Pablo the Police Dog (and to Officer Achille)!

See more photos on Facebook >

Noelle Jarosz
Life at HHS: Pizza Palooza a Success Again!

By Joe Cavanaugh, The Hingham Journal

It’s officially fourth quarter at HHS and what better way to start off the home stretch than with the biggest pizza party in Hingham History? Pizza Palooza was a huge success again this year, and thanks to generous donations from the local community, South Shore SNAP was able to raise a record $10,150 through the event. Much of this profit will benefit SNAP Summer Camp at South Shore Country Club, where over 50 campers go for five weeks of fun every year.

Read the full article >

See more photos on Facebook >

Noelle Jarosz
South Street Gallery Donates Proceeds to SNAP

The Hingham Journal

South Street Gallery, 149 South St., Hingham, will hold its Art Appraisal Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21.

All proceeds will be donated to South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides athletic and recreational activities for children and young adults ages 3 to 22 with cognitive and physical disabilities.

The recent Art Appraisal Day on Feb. 24 raised $300 that will help fund SNAP’s five-week summer program.

Read the full article >

Noelle Jarosz
Lessons & Memories from SNAP & Winnie the Pooh

By Casey Cavanaugh, The Hingham Journal

“How do you spell love?” asked Piglet. “You don’t spell it,” said Pooh. “You feel it.” When I was asked to write an article about the SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership) Summer Program, I wasn’t sure where to begin. It has been such an honor to work as a mentor this year assisting a child with special needs.

The Summer Program is for students with disabilities from ages three to 22, and it takes place at the South Shore Country Club. Although this was my first year working as a mentor at the Summer Program, I have been a volunteer for SNAP activities since my freshman year. When it comes down to it, everyone puts so much love into the program and creates a very special feeling that’s hard to exactly put into words!

“Friendship is a very comforting thing to have” - Christopher Robin.

Read the full article >

Noelle Jarosz
3rd Annual Hingham PizzaPalooza is March 29th

By Lane Lambert, The Patriot Ledger 

A variety of local restaurants will once again go head-to-head on Wednesday, March 29th to earn the town’s “Best Slice Of Pizza” title – and raise money for special-needs activities. The event will be held in the Hingham High School cafeteria from 5:30-7:30 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Hingham Sports Partnership and Hingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council, and raises money for athletic activities for special-needs youngsters.

Read the full article >

Noelle Jarosz
Nonprofit to Provide Athletics to Special Needs Kids

By Matt Rocheleau, The Boston Globe

A Hingham-based nonprofit will soon be launched to provide athletic programs for special- needs children. The organization, South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership, will hold an informational meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Middle School auditorium, said the organization’s president, Warren Pelissier.

The nonprofit plans to partner with other community organizations to serve special-needs boys and girls from preschool age to 22. The first program will be adaptive rowing, Pelissier said, and such sports as soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, bowling, tennis, and golf could be added.

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Noelle Jarosz