WGCU and Sesame Street in Communities helping kids with family issues

The recent issue of FGCU 360 magazine includes a story about Sesame Street in Communities, which offers information for teachers, parents and caregivers to help them discuss with children some of the difficult issues families face.

Locally, WGCU sponsored virtual workshops with the Guadalupe Center, Child Care of Southwest Florida and the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. As part of the Public Media Champions arm of Sesame Street in Communities, the goal was to reach children from birth to age 6, particularly in rural areas, to help them cope with such modern problems as divorce, food insecurity, parental incarceration and addiction, grief and homelessness.

The workshop story is accompanied by a list of grants received for a wide variety of initiatives since July 1, 2020. To learn more, see the FGCU 360 magazine here. Scroll down to Pages 10 and 11 for the information about WGCU. For more about information and materials parents can use at home, visit the site for Sesame Street in Communities.

Author: Dayna Harpster