LIVE on Facebook! SEA & KDP Event today

Education for Sustainability Event – LIVE

Watch our event today from 3-5pm (CST) – LIVE on Facebook!  #HandsOutToBuildUp

Student Education Association at GSU, Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SEAatGSU/ 

Education for Sustainabilty, PA Event 11.16.17 – SEA & KDP, PSI CHI & Psych Club, vF

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Join Us Nov. 6th for our Event – Education for Sustainability!

Education for Sustainability Event

Join us today – Monday, November 6th from 3-5pm in the e-lounge at Governors State University.

There will be activities and guest speakers from the American Red Cross, South Suburban Family Shelter, Together We Cope, Make a Wish Foundation, and Cook County Health and Hospital System.

Teachers can earn CPDU’s for attending!

Education for Sustainability – Monday, November 6, 2017

Education for Sustainability

Monday, November 6th from 3-5pm in the e-lounge. Join us to learn about how homelessness, domestic violence, natural disasters, and long-term illness affect children and families.  Learn how educators, social workers, and psychologists can help them.  Participate in positive, motivational activities.

Flyer: Education for Sustainabilty, PA Event 11.16.17 – SEA & KDP, PSI CHI & Psych Club, vF

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Education for Sustainability: Monday November 6, 3:00-5:00

SustainableFutureStory written by: Jessica Dunahoo

The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) at Governors State University are organizing a political action event, Education for Sustainability, on Monday, November 6th, 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm in the E-lounge. This event will include guest speakers on homelessness, domestic violence, long-term illness and disasters. The speakers will focus on children and families who are having personal difficulties or are in traumatic situations and discuss how these circumstances affect their learning, health, and well-being.  Additionally, they will provide strategies for educators, social workers, and psychologists on working with these populations. This is extremely beneficial to future and current teachers and psychologists, who will be equipped with new knowledge and ways of thinking which are necessary to improve our community. Michelle Westergaard and Brianna Fabsits, student leaders of SEA and KDP, are planning and organizing this event with the assistance of Dr. Megan McCaffrey and Dr. Marlon Cummings, faculty advisors for the SEA and KDP.

houseHomelessness

According to Covenant House, 194,716 people were homeless in 61,265 families with children, representing 35 percent of the total homeless population in 2016.

heartLong-Term Illness

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 3.2% of children aged 5-11 have missed 11 or more days of school in the past 12 months because of illness/injury.

crossNatural Disasters

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention expresses that children experience more mental stress from disasters as a result from feeling less of a sense of control.

domesticviolenceDomestic violence

According to the Domestic Violence Roundtable, 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.

To RSVP, contact Michelle Westergaard, mwestergaard@student.govst.edu.

For more information, contact Brianna Fabsits, bfabsits@student.govst.edu.

#HashtagLunchbag

Story written by: Erin Peterson 10/2/17
The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governors State University (GSU) is organizing a community service event, #HashtagLunchbag, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 3-5pm in the G Atrium/Lobby.  This event is sponsored by an Illinois Education Association grant.  Not only is this a local event, but it is also a nationwide event.  #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring people by showing the benefits of paying it forward.  We will be creating bagged lunches, complete with sandwiches and snacks.  Lunches will be delivered to local homeless and domestic violence shelters.  Being involved with this event is a great community outreach experience for all students, staff, and community members.  All are welcome to volunteer.  Visit the website at: http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org

For more information and to get involved, contact Brianna Fabsits bfabsits@student.govst.edu, Stephanie Henning at shenning@student.govst.edu, or Dr. Katy Hisrich at khisrich@govst.edu.