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A Call to Serve: Wediko encourages MLK National Day of Service

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Each year, on the third Monday in January, America pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in various ways. In 1994, this day became more than a federal holiday and a day off from work and school; it became a call to action. On January 19th, members of the... Read more

Reflection: Two Months after Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Posted in: Blog, Grief and Loss  |  By:  | 

November played host to Children’s Grief Awareness Day and Wediko was proud to participate fully in the process of recognizing the student grieving process. However, as an organization that works every day with students and families who have experienced loss, we wanted to emphasize that one day of attention simply isn’t enough. As such, we... Read more

Summer Spotlight: What I Learned

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As part of the new Summer Spotlight blog series, former Wediko Summer Staff write about their experiences during and after their time at Wediko.  Rossel (bottom center) with the other 2014 Program Coordinators. It’s weird, being back in college after a Wediko summer. You think you have processed everything that happened, the learning, the laughter, the frustration,... Read more

Tips for enjoying the holidays

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Holiday

The holiday season is advertised world-wide as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and for good reason. In the ideal scenario, families come together to share good food and great stories, open gifts and generally enjoy the company of one another. However, this is a privilege not afforded to every person or family. For... Read more

Grappling with complex trauma: Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and the build-up of multiple, violent event

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The deaths of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and too many others have touched the nation. The traumatic impact comes from the deaths themselves, the justice system outcomes, the varied reactions to these deaths, and the community responses. Protests have taken place across the country, including several in Wediko’s home cities of New York City and Boston... Read more

The Wediko School visits NYC

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New York City Trip

Recently, several high school students from the Wediko School ventured to New York City with Jay Dawson, Senior Lead Teacher, and Kim Guest, Program Director. The group set out to explore some of the sites of New York City as well as to help bring the concepts recently studied in their US History class to... Read more

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