AN UPDATE FROM OUR DIRECTOR:
When the world went virtual, one of the first things EPIC did was launch a YouTube channel. Parents were desperate for communication and connection, and we wanted to create a one-stop shop for everything they needed.
The channel's largest piece is EPIC Academy: more than 100 videos about STEM, art, nature, movement and more. The Academy is true community collaboration, featuring videos from local teachers, parents and kids from all over Western New York. There's also Parenting on Pause, which includes short clips for parents on stress management and self-care, and Covid Conversations, a pandemic-specific playlist where we talk with pediatricians and child psychologists to answer parents' questions and address concerns.
Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team