Growing Times - May '20
To make a contribution in Bob’s name, please donate to the Bob DeBoer Legacy Fund.
Summer Programs Update
1-on-1 Intensives Available
The NDMI and Advanced-Brain Intensive programs are still accepting inquiries for this spring and summer. Please complete our Inquiry Form to get started. For all other questions regarding ACTG's clinics, programs or intensives, please email email@example.com.
Group Camps to be Rescheduled
Due to social distancing, A Chance To Grow is canceling two of its upcoming summer programs: Boost-Up Plus and Social Motor Works, both originally scheduled for June 22-July 10. Our team is working to identify alternative dates and is looking forward to sharing new updates about the program! Stay tuned!
ACTG COVID-19 Update
A Chance To Grow remains open. Our agency provides essential services in two categories:
Health Care and Child Care.
The health and well-being of the children and adults with disabilities we serve depends in part on the therapeutic and PCA services we provide.
We always place the health and safety of those we serve first. Recognizing that many of our clients are immune-compromised, we are taking every precaution available to keep our environment as safe as possible during the COVID-19 health emergency. To read our full statement, including the steps were taking, please click here.
S.M.A.R.T. and S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K 2020 Workshop Dates Announcement
The Minnesota Learning Resource Center (MLRC) is excited to announce its 2020 S.M.A.R.T. and S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K workshop schedule.
Summer workshops – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Summer is on everyone’s mind, and for the MLRC that means summer workshops. It may be our 2020 summer workshops will be affected in several ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our participants, presenters, and community are our top priority. While we continue to assess what our options may be for the summer, we will follow all recommendations and guidelines of the state health departments of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Still, we realize educators and school districts need to plan so we are announcing our current dates for summer workshops. In doing so, we have implemented a new registration policy.
Free Distance Learning Resources
Parents and educators alike are feeling the challenges of distance learning. How do you keep your kids on track? Not just academically, but emotionally, socially, and physically? We are here to help. S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Parents are focused on helping children to be ready when they step back into the classroom.
ACTG Presents at the 2020 Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health Conference
The event was changed over to an online conference and is a great resource for parents, therapists, social workers, and medical staff. Please follow us on Facebook to keep updated as to when the recorded seminar will be available on our website.
In-Home Neurofeedback, Custom Brain-Training
It's a great time to build a stronger brain and improve self regulation. Perfect for the entire family. 60% off in-clinic session fee. All machines are held for 7 days and disinfected before being sent to the next client. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Get your AVE Out of the Closet!
Free AVE videos to help you start a training program in-home. We have a limited selection of AVE machines in stock and available in our store! Let us know if you have questions!
"My son did AVE almost every night. While we didn't notice a big change at home, his teacher called us and said, 'Whatever you are doing, please keep doing it! The changes this month have been incredible. Tom has his homework done, participates in class, and is no longer disruptive with other students." - Mom of an 10-Year-Old with Aspergers
ACTG Awarded Grant!
We are excited to announce that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has awarded A Chance To Grow $20,000 in continued support of our teen parent transportation program. Since 2015, the Schulze Family Foundation has awarded ACTG $110,000 in support of this program, and their gracious gift will continue to provide those in need with access to services that will improve their future. We are sincerely grateful for their support and we look forward to continuing this wonderful partnership with a truly impactful organization.
Building Good Futures
Here's the story of Jillian, a teen parent with two children at Turnquist Child Enrichment Center, who utilized the Teen Parent Transportation Program to change her and her children's lives.
"Jillian had just entered high school when she learned that she was going to be a mother. At 14, she was overwhelmed at the idea of being a single parent.
She told herself, “I’m going to stay in school. I’m going to get this done.” She attended classes for a few months, but a complicated pregnancy and unstable living situation made it nearly impossible to focus on her studies. Like so many teen parents, she had to drop out to care for herself and her child."
>> Click here to continue reading Jillian's story
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