Monday, October 12, 2020
John Patti, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Sesame Workshop, the makers of “Sesame Street,” is working with a Baltimore nonprofit to help young children cope with the impacts of COVID-19.
As part of their “Sesame Street In Communities” initiative, Sesame Workshop is partnering with the Family League of Baltimore. Using videos, storybooks, and activities, the mission is to use data-driven initiatives to improve outcomes for children and families in Baltimore.
Family League of Baltimore President and CEO Demaune Millard is part of a video produced by Sesame Street where children pose questions and concerns to him and other adults with the help of some familiar “Sesame Street” characters. Millard calls the partnership with Sesame Street “a match made in heaven.” He says Sesame Street has more than 50 years of experience of being an “innovative force for change to focus on making children smarter, stronger and kinder.”
John Patti reports:
Families and community providers will learn about building resilience and coping with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also hear from experts about common stressors that have been intensified by the pandemic, such as parental addiction.
In the 2020 fiscal year, the Family League of Baltimore invested nearly $15 million in 90 organizations.