Wediko Blog

An open letter in the wake of Orlando

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

Dear Wediko Community: There is a rhythm to crisis communications after tragedy, the public relations of grief. Organizations and political figures follow an unwritten rule of issuing statements in response to devastation. Some statements are poignant. Others vacillate among being trite, speculative, confrontational, and self serving. Nonetheless, relevance rules require comment in “real time.”... Read more

What’s the deal with the 2016 Wediko Summer Program?

Posted in: Blog, Therapeutic Summer Program  |  By:  | 
Wediko Summer Program values

In a little over a month, children will start crossing the bridge for a life-changing experience and we cannot wait to welcome them! We’ve spent the past several months interviewing staff and students, making cabin groups, planning Orientation Week, and making sure we have all of the supplies we need to be ready on July... Read more

At Wediko, we tackle problems together – in Ubuntu

Posted in: Blog, Residential Treatment Center, Therapeutic Summer Program  |  By:  | 
Ubuntu

Ubuntu (uu-Boon-too) has become an integral part of Wediko’s culture; it is written across our t-shirts, introduced in our orientation sessions, and brought to life through our work and our personal lives. Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term, is loosely translated as “A person is a person through other persons.” At Wediko, Ubuntu means generosity, kindness, selflessness,... Read more

Wediko’s history outlines 82 year commitment to improving children’s lives

Posted in: Blog, Residential Treatment Center, Therapeutic Summer Program  |  By:  | 
Wediko's beginnings

In 1934, Robert A. Young, Ed.D. and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital created a therapeutic summer camp program as an integral part of their children’s psychiatric clinic. The camp, located on a rented site on Province Lake near the New Hampshire – Maine border, served clients of the clinic as well as children referred... Read more

Teachers at Wediko’s Summer Program gain valuable classroom experience as they change students’ lives for the better

Posted in: Blog, Therapeutic Summer Program  |  By:  | 

Jon Maciejewski, a teacher in Framingham, MA, taught four consecutive summers with the Wediko Summer Program. “Wediko provided me the comfort and security to give kids an experience that was truly unique to them as individuals,” shares Jon Maciejewski, a teacher in Framingham, MA who taught four consecutive summers with the Wediko Summer Program. “I am... Read more

Senator Ayotte discusses funding residential treatment centers with Wediko School experts

Posted in: Blog, News & Events  |  By:  | 
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

On Monday, May 16, Wediko School welcomed U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R - NH) to our Windsor, NH campus. Greeted with banners, posters, and student artwork, her visit included a campus tour and information from staff and students about the importance of Wediko School’s work addressing children's mental health. The Senator’s visit culminated in conversing about... Read more

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