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Community Newsletter | October 2020
Join Us This Thursday:
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Are you new to Rainbow Days? Has it been a while since you have connected with us? If so, we hope you will join us via Zoom at 12 p.m. THIS Thursday, Oct. 29, for our upcoming Our Children's Future Lunch and Learn!

At this virtual lunch and learn, you will hear about Rainbow Days' response to COVID-19 over the past months as well as future plans to continue addressing adversity experienced by the children and youth we serve. You will also have the chance to meet volunteers and staff and learn about ways you can make a difference through your involvement with Rainbow Days!
Family Connection Spotlight:
WOGA Mentored Event
This month, Rainbow Days' Family Connection team partnered with the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) Parents Club in Plano to host 21 homeless children living in local motels and shelters for a safe and socially distant day of fun, adventure and gymnastics! Each child in attendance had the opportunity to learn and work one-on-one with a WOGA team member, face their fears and experience what it's like to train as a gymnast.

At WOGA, the children loved having the freedom to learn new things in a positive, safe environment while making unforgettable memories and discovering the excitement and thrill of gymnastics. Amidst the ongoing health crisis, this small mentored event was especially beneficial to the children as it provided them with the physical space to decompress, have fun and spend an afternoon away from the motels or shelters where they live.
Community Connection Spotlight:
Eco Latino Radio
Earlier this month, Leo from Rainbow Days' Community Connection team was invited to be a guest on Eco Latino Radio. During the interview, Leo spoke about drug trends in the community as well as the impact of COVID-19 and addiction on youth and families. Leo was joined by Myrna Méndez, one of the founders of Comadres Unidas, a Dallas-based organization that has worked with Leo and Rainbow Days in schools for more than 12 years.

To check out the full Spanish-language interview and learn more, visit Eco Latino Radio on Facebook.
Rainbow Days Training Spotlight:
Fall Virtual Workshop Series
Rainbow Days Training is pleased to announce our Fall Virtual Workshop Series! The team is excited to offer eight new phenomenal workshops you definitely won't want to miss:

  • Nov. 13 – Adolescent Current Drug Trends: What are the Kids Doing with the Whipped Cream?
  • Nov. 20 – From Me to We: An Introduction to Restorative Practices
  • Dec. 1 – Fostering Resiliency in Kids: Strategies from the Research
  • Dec. 4 – The Intersectionality of Diversity and Trauma: Cultural Considerations
  • Dec. 8 – Communications for the Nonprofit Organization
  • Dec. 11 – Our Sensitivity to Distress: The Role of Temperament in Behavior
  • Dec. 15 – What to Say and How to Say It: When Teens and Young Adults Make High-Risk Choices
  • Dec. 18 – Does it Ever Get Easier? An Analysis of Post-Traumatic Growth

Time: All workshops are from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CT) except for the Dec. 1 workshop, which will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $35 per two-hour workshop / $45 per three-hour workshop

CEUs are available for each completed workshop; as full attendance is required, no partial credit will be given. Visit Rainbow Days Training's website for more information, including workshop descriptions, speaker bios and registration details.
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