We are excited to announce one of our new programs: Mutt-i-grees Family Socials.
We recently launched our first event with our dear friends at the West Babylon Public Library in West Babylon, NY. We are happy to report the event was completely booked as soon as it was announced! Based on the five themes of the curriculum: Achieving Awareness, Finding Feelings, Encouraging Empathy, Cultivating Cooperation and Dealing With Decisions we created interactive activities to engage families. Immersed in an experiential event, parents, caretakers, and kids from toddlers to teens were having fun together while learning. We were so excited to see that children of all ages and adults enjoyed the challenges posed in the Mutt-i-grees Activities. From a giant Jenga game with emotions written on the sides in both English and Spanish, to a spin wheel that asked questions of “What would you do?” to a Kindness Cup challenge board where everyone wanted to have their say!
This is an extension of our PreK – 12 curriculum that includes a family piece Muttigrees At Home. A handbook with simple fun ways for families to engage that have great positive impact. Bringing families together is one of the main goals of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. With our Mutt-i-grees Family Socials we provide a platform where children can create freely within structured activities. This allows kids to feel empowered, problem solve without judgement while instilling a sense of belonging.
Our youth attend school 14,000 hours per year. We need to support each child’s unique attributes and strengths. Give them the space where they can fail without failure, and problem solve autonomously and within a group. We need our parents to bring it full circle to fuel their curiosity and support classroom lessons. We need our students to trust themselves and that can only happen with care, support, and engagement at home, in school and around the community. This is the mission of Mutt-i-grees.
Who says learning can’t be fun?
Contact [email protected] to plan for a Family Social at your library or school.