• May 5th, 2021 Episode #532

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadership Program is connecting educational ideas and excellence. See how the YMCA in Kosciusko Counts has created inclusive programs for people of all abilities. Learn how CAPS is providing child abuse awareness training in Elkhart.

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    1. Thought Leadership Conference

      Creating a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity is important to consider in this day and age. One of the best ways to learn about the best ways to create this understanding is by bringing together people to discuss these areas. We look at how the Thought Leadership Conference brings together leaders from around the world to share their ideas.

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    2. Child Abuse Awareness

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like CAPS in Elkhart provide training to members of the community to help keep kids safe and healthy.

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    3. Kosciusko Community YMCA Inclusive Programming

      The YMCA of Kosciusko County wants to ensure that all their guest are being accommodated, and that includes anyone with special needs. Their aim is to introduce more inclusive programs for both young and old.

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    4. Crossroads United Way: Page the Puppy Program

      Crossroads United Way's Page the Puppy is an initiative that is designed to engage families and help improve the skill development of children entering school. Page is the star of a series of four bilingual books in English and Spanish and activity kits that are being distributed at no cost to incoming Goshen Community Schools kindergarteners and their families.

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