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Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well-Doing

Virtual Event, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10 am – 2 pm

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The Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well-Doing event is a North Central Massachusetts-wide effort to bring health and real-world skill-building opportunity to our students!

On Wednesday, April 14 – just 3 days before April vacation! – we are hosting a free virtual field trip for students in grades 2 through 12.

The event is scheduled conveniently on what is an asynchronous learning day for most schools, from 10-2 after morning meetings have concluded and before the school day wraps up. Our hope is that this event will be a nice compliment to a school week where student and teacher energy is flagging before vacation begins.

Registration for this event will open on March 15, but in the meantime, feel free to contact us with questions and ideas. Email us at uwyv@mwcc.mass.edu.

About the Healthy Minds Collaboration

Living and learning during the Coronavirus pandemic is hard! We are separated from others, learning to learn in new ways, and often frustrated by societal injustice.

Why did we create this event?

It’s hard to connect with students while school is remote and many local organizations have great resources to share. This year we have learned so much from students, teachers, and parents about how they’d like to see school re-imagined through our Portrait of a Graduate grant work. We may not be able to see students in person, but want them to know they are not alone and they are heard. Some of the ideas students shared about their ideal school will be tried out during this event!

What do we mean by “Healthy”?

Healthy is a little different for everyone. For some, it might refer to nutrition or fitness. For others, it might be coping with stress and loneliness. And for others, it might be picking up new skills and habits that set up for a successful adult life, like learning how to keep a healthy budget or discovering fulfilling career paths.

What is “Well-Doing?”

Well-doing simply refers to doing good things for others and our community. You might describe it as community service, volunteering, helping, care-giving, or social entrepreneurship. Whatever you call it, it means you are giving of your time and talents to help others. And in order to be effective as possible in helping others, we all need to start by caring for ourselves first.

This will not be a typical school day!

Instead, students will pick breakout session topics that spark personal interest, satisfy curiosity, and help them plan for the future of their design.

We believe young people can make a difference. We believe it is possible to not just survive this crazy time but to THRIVE!

Click to download the Health Minds information flyer including the speakers and schedule.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Changemakers

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

DCU Federal Credit Union Pheonix Park logo PJ Keating Logo

 

Bronze Sponsors

enterprise bank sponsor logo North Central Chamber Logo Leominster Credit Union
Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce Logo GFA Logo IC Credit Union Logo

Community Collaborators

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