fps take a break club

Creating Compassionate Leaders of Tomorrow!


Students are the future of For Pete’s Sake and, more importantly, the world! Our Take A Break Club integrates the FPS mantra of taking a break to experience peace and gratitude while guiding students to become compassionate, philanthropic leaders.

Nearly half of our Respite Recipients each year are children at risk of losing a parent to cancer, and our Take a Break Club members take an active role in helping these children receive emotional relief.

When a student supports For Pete’s Sake, they:

  • Meet and create lasting relationships with others who share the same philanthropic passion.
  • Learn the importance of gratitude in life and gain valuable leadership knowledge for their future.
  • Support their peers – teenagers who are experiencing the stress of a parent’s cancer diagnosis – by helping their families take a break from cancer!

Take a Break Club Mission

To create a club that supports the efforts of FPS and its role in addressing the pyscho-social, emotional and spiritual health of families in the cancer crisis. The club will also apply the culture of FPS and its mantra of taking a break to the high school experience.

Take a Break Club Core Principles

  • To support the notion of taking a break and its significance, both in the FPS mission and in the general public.
  • To raise awareness of emotional health during the cancer crisis and connecting with FPS travelers.
  • To pay it forward to support FPS families taking a break from cancer.

The only way For Pete’s Sake will continue to make a lasting difference is if the culture of caring and humanity is transmitted to our youth, who will take that excitement and energy into our next era of transforming cancer patients’ lives!

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A special thank you to our Founding Take a Break Club Leaders, Maura Schankweiler and Natalie Walker from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, PA

Join the Movement

Thank you to the following schools have engaged with our mission!

Academy of Notre Dame Na Mur
Anna Blakiston Day School
Archbishop Wood High School
Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children
Caeser Rodney School District
Central Bucks High School East
Central Bucks High School South
Clay Elementary School
Downingtown High School West
Environmental Montessori School
Falkner Swamp Nursery School, Inc.
Father Judge High School
Freedom High School
Grey Nun Academy
Gwynedd Mercy Academy
Haddonfield Memorial High School
Hamburg Area High School
Harriton High School
Hatboro-Horsham High School
Holy Trinity Catholic School
La Salle College High School
Lakeland School District
Lansdale Catholic High School
Lower Merion High School
Marlborough Elementary School
Methacton High School
Mill Creek Elementary School
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Newtown Middle School
North Penn High School
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Overlook Elementary School
Owen J. Roberts High School
Palisades High School
Penncrest High School
Pennridge High School
Plymouth White Marsh High School
Pope John Paul II High School
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr
Saint Genevieve School
Saint Helena School
Saint Philip Neri
Saint Theresa of Calcutta
Souderton Area High School
St. Katharine of Siena School
Wissahickon High School