Advertisements

Bristol Trio Gives $13,500 for Innovative Program

Bristol residents Bob Alim, Bob Boudreau and Kevin Prior present check.

On November 28, a $13,525 grant from The Broad View Fund at Main Street Community Foundation was awarded to support a collaborative exchange between Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, the Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, and the Talcott Center for Child Development.

Together, they will be launching an innovative curriculum called Bristol=Resilient Children.

This new pilot program will impact over 500 children, families and staff in 2018-2019 at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center (INMELC) and the Bristol Preschool Child CareCenter (BPCCC).

The goal of this program is to strengthen the mental health of children, educators, and parents through a multi-faceted approach that will include teacher in-service training, a parent workshop series, and the onsite services of a behavioral analyst. Emotional health and resilience are integral to a child’s well-being and future success.

Educators are seeing an increase in socio-economic issues for families, childhood trauma, and challenging behaviors in young children. With limited resources it is critical that INMELC and BPCCC foster the healthy psychological development of children, parents, and teachers by providing training, strategies, and skills designed to build and nurture emotional and mental
resilience.

The Broad View Fund is a donor advised fund that was established in 2016 by Bristol residents Bob Alim, Bob Boudreau and Kevin Prior, collectively known as BBK. This fund supports
charitable organizations at the recommendation of the donors.
“This year the recipient of the grant was chosen through a competitive application process,” said Bob Boudreau.

“We looked for programs or initiatives that create game changing opportunities to support emerging issues and the social needs of the diverse cultures of Bristol residents.
Bristol=Resilient Children is not only an innovative program but vital.”

The grant was made possible from the proceeds of Cocktails@Eight, an annual event hosted by BBK. “This is about the spirit and energy of community and the people who come together for
one night to get behind a cause that will benefit those among us who need it the most,” saidKevin.

For more information on The Broad View Fund or the Main Street Community Foundation, call 860.583.6363 or visit http://www.mainstreetfoundation.org.

Advertisements

The Roundup is a popular weekly magazine covering central Connecticut news, Statewide news, National news, local events, commentary, and more.

 

The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.

 

The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

In Laos, spend the night in the world’s tallest treehouses

In Laos, spend the night in the world’s tallest treehouses

It’s the stuff of childhood dreams. As the sun begins to break through the darkness in Laos’ Nam Kan National Park, the cries of wild, black-crested gibbons echo through the jungle air. Crawling out of our mosquito-net covered beds, perched high in wooden treehouses that tower over the jungle floor, we grab our binoculars for a closer look as these lively animals leap through the trees in the distance, the leaves around them shaking wildly as the branches bounce up […]

Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US, study says

Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US, study says

The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern North America as well as coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to research published Thursday in the Journal of Medical Entomology. “This tick can bite humans, pets, farm animals and wildlife,” said Ilia Rochlin, author of the study and an entomologist and researcher associated with the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology. Until recently, this […]

Henry rushes for 170 and 2 TDs, Titans win 3rd straight

Henry rushes for 170 and 2 TDs, Titans win 3rd straight

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Bruising halfback Derrick Henry had his second straight big game with a career-high 33 carries for 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Tennessee Titans kept their late-season playoff push alive and ended the New York Giants‘ postseason hopes with a 17-0 victory on Sunday. Henry, who had a franchise-record 238 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Jacksonville on Dec. 6, scored on 1-yard runs in the first and third quarters. That was all […]

Serious crash closes I-91 SB in Cromwell

Serious crash closes I-91 SB in Cromwell

CROMWELL — I-91 southbound at exit 21 was closed following a serious crash Sunday afternoon. Police said the crash is being investigated and to please use alternative routes. It is unclear how many people or cars were involved in the crash. #CTtraffic Interstate 91 Southbound at Exit 21, in the town of Cromwell is closed while troopers investigate a motor vehicle accident. Use alternate routes. — CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) December 16, 2018

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.