In April and May, SRAE providers presented on material they have developed and material they are still working on. Since SRAE is still a fairly new initiative, work group meetings also offered providers the opportunity to introduce themselves, their agencies, and the services they provide. Thanks to all for sharing ideas and resources!
Work Group meeting – April 20 (recording)
Jennifer Quick, City of Rochester, presented a plan for a pilot “Caregiver and Me Circle,” a small group of caregivers and youth coming together and discussing puberty and other challenging topics. Several video clips and written material were explored.
Kerslie Valerio, BronxWorks, presented a video she produced for young people on keeping your mind active (during quarantine and other times).
Ways to Keep Your Mind Active (video)
Work Group meeting – April 27 (recording)
Marissa St.Onge, Caitlyn Miller, and Tyler Julian of Oswego County Opportunities presented on their SRAE work in rural Oswego County. They also shared material they developed for several social media platforms.
Work Group meeting – May 11 (recording)
Vickie Allen, Najua Baaith-Mercado, and Victor Norflee of Action for a Better Community in Rochester presented on their current virtual group meetings, including a gardening group.
Work Group meeting – May 18 (recording)
Elafteria Kopanos and Amrita Seegobind of the Leadership Training Institute presented on their virtual group meetings and topics, introducing a new virtual platform: ClassDojo.
Work Group meeting – May 26 (recording)
Keila Jimenez, Committee for Hispanic Families and Children, discussed their virtual weekly meeting schedule, highlighting partnerships such as a collaboration with a local bodega to provide food supplies for a weekly virtual cooking class.