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Charity for Change receives a $15,000 grant supporting distance learning with updated social-emotional learning content

Charity for Change has received a $15,000 grant from The Arthrex Charitable Giving program. The grant will provide for the updating of curriculum which will support the transition from classrooms to eLearning. The social-emotional learning curriculum will connect children while they are out of school with updated social-emotional learning videos and content. The grant will provide for the addition of unlimited students to its 12-year-old Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) educational programs.

Charity for Change has released the first two episodes of Giver TV a series of videos and activities that are available at charityforchange.org and its YouTube channel.

“With distance learning and children losing connectivity through school, it’s increasingly more important that they have the tools to deal with stress and anxiety,” said Karen Conley, founder and CEO of Charity for Change. “By giving children a strong foundation of social-emotional learning skills, we are better equipping them to be resilient and deal with the challenges of change and the unknown.”

Charity for Change started in 2008 with two in-school programs in Collier County. Since then, the organization has served more than 62,000 children in Florida and several other states in afterschool, summer school, in-school and pre-school settings. Pre- and post-tests of children participating in the Charity for Change Afterschool Program at Guadalupe Center in Immokalee for the 2018-2019 school year showed an increase in character trait knowledge of 40%.

For information, please visit charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.


About Charity for Change

Founded in 2008, Charity for Change brings children together to see past their differences and work together for others in need to prevent bullying, violence and hate. Through character education and charitable activities, the organization serves children through its after school, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program as impacted 62,000 children, instilling 19 character traits and raising $138,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical, and self-reliant citizens. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.

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