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On Wednesday, April 15th, over 40 youth development professionals from around the world gathered on Zoom to discuss the challenges they are facing as a result of COVID-19, and the support systems that are helping them through. After playing a virtual activity to reflect on support strategies together, attendees broke into smaller groups and shared openly about the pains, frustrations, and joys they and their communities are experiencing. Key themes began to emerge in the obstacles most commonly being tackled by those in the Huddle. These included:  1) difficulty in providing needed emotional support; 2) ensuring access to needed resources, and 3) adapting...

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Associate Program Consultant is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of Play At The Core support services. 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Senior Program Consultant is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of Play At The Core support services. 

Over the past several years, we’ve heard youth professionals express frustration over the behaviors of children that are facing significant challenges (both inside and outside their program). They lament how much of their attention this draws. In response, many of our partners have requested that Play At The Core facilitate experiential learning workshops with their teams that draw a link between quality relationships and quality youth programs.  These discussions are tough, because we acknowledge that teachers face serious pressure within their schools, organizations, and districts that make it hard to prioritize connections with their kids. When it comes to having students...