It's hard to believe we are already halfway through July! At EPIC, we have continued to collaborate within our community to bring you some exciting new summer options:

  • The upcoming Parent Leadership Institute, in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY : an entirely virtual series for parents who want to be a stronger voice in their schools and districts, influence positive change and be better leaders in the community. Applications close this weekend, so head to this link and apply today!
  • Storytime at Canalside : we've taken our annual summer series and made it virtual. Each week, we're providing a story, STEM activity, art project and movement component. We stream each session live on Facebook and Instagram every Wednesday at 11am, and past episodes can be found on our YouTube channel. This week, we're reading 'Dragons Love Tacos' - hope to "see" you there!
  • Expanded Parenting Cafés : we now offer specialized group chats for parents, like "Let's Talk Behavior", "Navigating Summer Burnout" and "Single Parent Support." All sessions are held via Zoom and open to all parents and caretakers.

Stay safe, stay well, and as always, know we are here for you.

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team