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Seeds of Health, Inc. is launching a virtual series to examine the impact of COVID-19 on education, health, and the emotional well-being of youth in Milwaukee. The first program in the series is set to take place Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM on ZOOM, with guest speaker Alan Borsuk, senior fellow, Marquette Law School; reporter, editor, specializing in K-12 education.
On October 12, Borsuk will explore the potential long-term effects of prolonged disruption in traditional in-person schooling and which schools are keeping kids engaged and actively learning and how they are doing it, among other topics. The event is free but registration is required by October 10 at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XbPnR5AeTpKggohR-Ldc7Q.
Future programs in the series are scheduled for October 26 and November 9, both also happening at 10:00 AM via ZOOM. On October 26, guest speaker Dr. Laura Cassidy, Professor & Director Epidemiology Division, Medical College of Wisconsin, will discuss the physical consequences of COVID-19 on children. On November 9, guest speaker Amanda Ramirez, MS, LPC, School-Based Therapist, SaintA, is scheduled to talk on the emotional lives of our children in a COVID-19 world.
The virtual series is put on by Seeds of Health with sponsorship from Kapco, Inc.
About Seeds of Health, Inc.
Founded in 1983, Seeds of Health, Inc. is the only K-12 charter school agency in the state of Wisconsin serving approximately 1,300 students in four high schools and a K-8 elementary program. The five individual and unique education programs serve a broad range of student needs – from at-risk to the college bound. Seeds of Health is Milwaukee’s innovative “home grown” answer to imaginative, collaborative and cutting-edge education options, with the vision to positively impact the growth and development of urban children. For more information, please visit www.seedsofhealth.org.