Isolation. Increases in anxiety, depression and fear. The negative impacts of the pandemic on the emotional well-being of children and youth are well documented, as is the fact that these negative impacts are exacerbated for kids who are also experiencing poverty, instability, economic inequity and racism. SPAN is working to provide the support these vulnerable children need while also working with parents to build stronger, more resilient families. SPAN has created a slew of great new opportunities for children and families, including a homework/mentoring club that connects children and youth with volunteers from CU Boulder’s Student Volunteer Program and an art project for middle school aged children in collaboration with the Boulder Art Museum. SPAN also runs a children’s group for Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Student Outcomes (ELPASO), an organization in Boulder County which seeks to create a movement of informed Latinx parents who can help their children be prepared to learn. SPAN’s children’s group supports parents with childcare while they participate in ELPASO’s programming, while at the same time giving kids a chance to build emotional intelligence, mindfulness and creativity through art, exploration and play. Early intervention, family support and building stronger communities are all critical to helping our children live their best lives. SPAN’s work with families and children checks all these boxes, supporting kids as they develop resilience and emotional well-being.
TUESDAYS / 4:30 PM
STARTING JANUARY 5TH 2021
How to enroll:
Call or email: MARIELA ROSARIO firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. 303.449.8623 or call Crisis Hotline 303-444-2424