Episode #450 - September 9th, 2020
We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and how adults are learning about the basics of finances, the importance of community and business ownership. Discover how schools in LaGrange County are addressing emotional and mental health issues. Find out how flight simulators are engaging future pilots and paving the way for advanced learning on the ground.
Original Airdate: September 09, 2020

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    Addressing Mental Health

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    City: LaGrange, IN
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    Between academics and other school activities, it can be easy to miss the signs a student may be having trouble addressing emotional and mental issues. This is an area only explored typically in the most traumatic of situations, but should be handled more often.We take a look at how Lakeland Schools in LaGrange are addressing the importance of a student's mental well-being.

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    1. Nicole Johnson-SmithLaGrange County Area DirectorNortheastern Center
    2. Haley AnglinIntake TherapistNortheastern Center

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  • September 9th, 2020 Photo Kay Farlow, Lennaire Vaughn, William Douglas, Asher Ray Sr. More Information

    IMPower Center

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    To improve a community, it is the individuals within the community that need to be worked on. At IMPower, they believe just that. By empowering and educating the people of a community, the overall community improves. The entrepreneurs at IMPower want to teach marginalized groups the basics of finances, the importance of business ownership, and community, founded on Biblical teachings so that the community at large is a much better place for us all.

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    Guests:

    1. Kay FarlowFounderIMPower Center
    2. Lennaire VaughnFinancial RepresentativeIMPower Center
    3. William DouglasFounder of Gentlemen & Scholars Inc.IMPower Center
    4. Asher Ray Sr.Founder of Angels Wings Expedited LLCIMPower Center

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  • September 9th, 2020 Photo Tami Silverman, Sarita Stevens, Ed. S., Natalie Bickel, Todd Kelly, Gail Draper More Information

    Handling Uncertainty

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    City: Elkhart, IN
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    The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elkhart Community Schools to find out what they're doing to create at least some sense of normalcy for their students.

    Guests:

    1. Tami SilvermanPresident & CEOIndiana Youth Institute
    2. Sarita Stevens, Ed. S.Assistant Superintendent of Student ServicesElkhart Community Schools
    3. Natalie BickelSupervisor of Student ServicesElkhart Community Schools
    4. Todd KellyBehavior ConsultantElkhart Community Schools
    5. Gail DraperDirector of CounselingElkhart Community Schools

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    La Porte Municipal Airport's Aviation Simulator

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    City: La Porte, IN
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    Learning to fly a plane is an easy feat at the La Porte Municipal Airport. Their flight simulator gives users the look and feel of actually taking flight, so much that it is also used by those in pursuit of their pilots license. They believe that in order to keep people interested in flying, they need to get people started flying as soon as possible. Flying is more hands on than you think.

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    Guests:

    1. Diane Bos SchwarzManager of Planning and OperationsLa Porte Municipal Airport
    2. Ron BoberVolunteer Commercial PilotLa Porte Municipal Airport
    3. Matthew DuttlingerStudentLa Porte Municipal Airport

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