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NEWSLETTER

Issue: June 2022

A message from Leslie Janca, CEO

Dear Friends,


This time of year always brings much joy and excitement as seniors graduate and look ahead to the next phase of life. Kindergarten, elementary and middle school students are celebrating these graduation milestones as well across our community. We are celebrating the seniors graduating at our NEST Empowerment Center this week and it will be a joyous occasion for sure.

  

However, I must admit that my heart is heavy with the news of the school shooting in Uvalde, and I can’t get this Texas community off my mind today. Because I know you all have big hearts for kids, you may be feeling the same way. It is difficult to imagine the grief that families of the 19 precious Robb Elementary School children and 2 brave teachers are experiencing, as well as the entire school district, law enforcement and close knit community. Please pray for Uvalde, and hold the children in your life close, help them feel safe, and listen should they need to talk through the images and news reports they may see and hear of this tragedy. 


Uvalde leaders are referencing a lack of mental health and counseling resources in their community. While there is always work to be done, we are fortunate to have good mental health and counseling resources here in Georgetown, both school-based and community-based. I know there are quite a few not listed, but please see the sidebar for resources to share with youth and families over the summer should the need arise.


Thank you for everything you do to support youth in our community. You are appreciated.


Leslie

GISD Mental Health Resources


GISD Community Resource Guide


Lone Star Circle of Care Behavioral Health


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute


Bluebonnet Trails Crisis Services


Bluebonnet Trails Behavioral Health Services



Rock Springs


Christi Center


Samaritan Center


TBCH Hope Program


Starry


Wonders & Worries

See what's coming up

June Event Spotlight:

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COVID caused big changes in the lives of young children. Kids were affected by  disrupted routines, stressed adults, and increased isolation. That stress is often displayed as difficult classroom behavior. Join Leah Osborne, M.Ed, Early Childhood Specialist, to re-imagine basic classroom structures and routines to focus on creating the safe and predictable environment necessary for kids to heal.


Register for this workshop here.

Free Summer Kids Events


Don't miss our free summer kids' events! See our June offerings and register for classes on Eventbrite. Click "Follow" to get notified when more events are added!


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Calling all GISD rising 3rd and 4th graders!

Don't miss our FREE Spanish Kids Club! 


Parents are invited to stay for Parent Cafe meetings on Thursdays, June 16 and 23.


To learn more or to register, email registration@georgetownproject.org.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

Committed to Kids Summer Conference


Don't miss the 20th annual Committed to Kids summer conference! 


  • Two days of high quality training
  • Up to 15 hours of training credit
  • Special "Girls Night Out" with Paint with Me Kimberly Keller


Click here for the class descriptions.


Early bird registration ends June 15th. Register today!

Register HERE
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Resource Spotlight

Williamson County and Cities Health District Feedback Survey

All community members living and/or working in Williamson County are invited to participate in a feedback survey about services provided by Williamson County and Cities Health District. The survey will be open until June 24. Click HERE for the survey.

Free Beds from Sleep in Heavenly Peace

If you know a child without a bed to sleep in, click HERE to request a free twin bed. Learn more about the Georgetown chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace here.



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GetParentingTips.com

Get lots of great parenting information at this Texas Department of Family & Protective Services website. Click HERE.


Upcoming Kids Events

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Registration for July kids' events will open June 15.

Follow us on Eventbrite to get notified when new events are added!

Upcoming Parent & Child Series

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Upcoming Parent & Educator Workshops

Bridges to Growth is excited to offer both in-person and virtual

parenting and childcare provider workshops. Sign up today!

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IMPORTANT MASK UPDATE:  As of June 1, 2021, all programs and services of The Georgetown Project are mask optional. 

With support from our sponsors

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Our Vision:

A community where no child is hungry, hurt, alone or rejected, and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected and treated with dignity.


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