Dear BRIDGE Families,
We hope you are having a great start to your summer!
We have some important updates to share with you regarding the Happiness Toolbox Summer Program. Due to construction at Hevreh, we will no longer be holding the August 5-16: South County program at that location. August 5-16th: South County Happiness Toolbox Program will now be held at the First Congregational Church at 251 Main St, Great Barrington, MA. We will be hosting a northern Berkshires pilot in Cheshire July 28-August 2nd at Owl Moon Farm.
This year, we will host special guests: Ty Allen Jackson of Bighead Books, Otha Day of Drum to the Beat, A.J. Enchill, District Aide for Adam Hinds, and student athletes from Youth, Education, and Sports Initiative (YES). Our returning youth leaders: Damari Taylor, Maya and Westley Hampton VanSant, Jaiden Ellerbee, Miles and Audrey Allard and more! For our South County program, we will travel to Gideon's Garden both Friday afternoons to harvest, learn, and celebrate.
We are looking forward to our upcoming staff, volunteer, and youth leader training, in which the Happiness Toolbox team will be trained in BRIDGE's Happiness Toolbox Diversity Leadership and Positive Psychology frameworks by Gwendolyn and JV Hampton-VanSant as well the HANDLE model by Elizabeth Frishkoff on July 11, 2019.