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  • August 03, 2022 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    Hey #ICANHELP Family,

    School is almost back in session, and we’ve got several exciting new initiatives and events lined up at #ICANHELP! Feel free to share these announcements with your connections and school community. 

    #ICANHELP’s Students4Good Webinar is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for Sunday,August 7th, 4PM PST—our student panelists will be leading a discussion on humanitarianism and reform in honor of World Humanitarian Day and International Youth Day. Learn more, recruit a student from your organization to present, and register for all eventsHERE

    Easy for you to copy and paste the above into your newsletter. See below for more:

    • Student Meet + Greet with Aaron Judge - Now is your chance to have your students meet Aaron Judge of the NY Yankees, get a photo op, enjoy some live baseball action, a tailgate party, free prizes, and raffle drawings, all while supporting student recognition programs and our mission of deleting negativity from social media! Get tickets HERE.

    • Students4Good Webinar: Humanitarianism - “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are we doing for others?’” On August 7th, 4PM PST, our student panelists will discuss how to promote humanitarianism during the digital age. Learn more and sign up HERE

    • #ICANHELP is looking for Students4Good Speakers! - Know any students who are involved in important causes or using social media to make a positive impact? Invite them to sign up to be a panelist HERE!

    • Social Media Emergency Plan - Our important new resource will educate students, staff, and administrators on how to monitor, investigate, and respond to campus threats. We will be posting a sign-up link on our website that will allow you to get the full Emergency Plan when we officially launch it in September. Click HERE to view a free sample.

    To learn more about the Social Media Emergency Plan or any of our other events or resources, book a meeting with me on TidyCal HERE!

    Thanks for being a part of the #ICANHELP family!

    #YouRock,

    Kim Karr

  • August 01, 2022 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    Ready. Set. Enter Horace Mann’s #BackToSchool2022 Giveaway! Starting Monday, Aug. 15, they’re giving away one Apple® product per day through Friday, Aug. 19. That’s five chances for you to be a winner! Enter the giveaway and view full prize details and official rules right here! #EnterToWin #Prize #CelebrateTeachers #BackToSchool #Teachers #Educators




  • July 12, 2022 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please share this information with families! 

    As children experiencing homelessness begin to prepare for the school year, they may feel anxious and unprepared. ECYEH’s Build Your Best School Year! virtual summer camps for middle and high school students are designed to provide the skills and self-confidence children will need to start the school year on a high note.


    Download and share our digital flyers and sample social media posts! 

    Middle School Kids Camp (grades 6-8)

    Aug. 8-12, 2022, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    High School Kids Camp (grades 9-12)

    Aug. 15-19, 2022, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Each camper will receive a Welcome to Camp kit including a free Amazon Fire 7 tablet, supplies for camp activities, school supplies, and a special surprise to kick off the start of camp!

    Help us reach the children who can benefit the most from this experience.

    • Host a “campsite” where children can participate together. Your school or program will be responsible for the supervision of children during the camps. Please contact Melissa Turnpaugh, 717-763-1661, ext. 120 to host a campsite.
    • Share our digital flyer and social media posts with families in your school or program.
    • Post information on your website or in your parent portal.
    • Help to ensure participants have reliable, daily internet access for the duration of the camps.
    • Share this information and link to the registration page with families and your colleagues who serve children experiencing homelessness.

    Let us know if there are any barriers for prospective students to participate. We will assist to remove those barriers as much as possible.

    Want to host a campsite or have questions?

    Contact Melissa Turnpaugh, 717-763-1661, ext. 120.

    Thank you!

    This series is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) program.


    Center for Schools and Communities, division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

    275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200, Camp Hill,PA,17011


  • July 06, 2022 2:04 PM | Anonymous

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  • June 30, 2022 9:46 PM | Anonymous

    Hey Digital Changemakers,

    Just wanted to update you on the exciting new initiatives and events we’ve got in store. Stay tuned for our Social Media Emergency Plan, which includes a place to Report all issues in one place. Feel free to share these opportunities with your connections and school community! 

    Don’t miss #ICANHELP’s upcoming Students4Good Webinar! Join us on Sunday,August 7th, 4PM PST, as our student panelists lead a discussion on humanitarianism in honor of World Humanitarian Day and International Youth Day. Learn more, recruit a student from your organization to present, and register for all eventsHERE

    Easy for you to copy and paste the above into your newsletter. See below for more:

    • Students4Good Webinar: Humanitarianism - “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are we doing for others?’” On August 7th, 4PM PST, our student panelists will discuss how to promote humanitarianism during the digital age. Learn more and sign up HERE.

    • #ICANHELP is looking for Students4Good Speakers! - Know any students who are involved in important causes or using social media to make a positive impact? Invite them to sign up to be a panelist HERE!

    • #ALLRISE2HELP Power Band Giveaway - Do you know someone who’s been spreading positivity and uplifting others online? Nominate them HERE, and we’ll send them a free gift!

    Are you available for a call? To catch up and talk about how #ICANHELP can support you, your schools, and students, book a meeting with me on TidyCal HERE!

    Thanks for being a part of the #ICANHELP family! 

    #YouRock,

    Kim Karr

  • June 25, 2022 8:19 PM | Anonymous

    The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance is offering professional training for Educators by webinar this summer. This 2-hour training provides in-depth information about Tourette syndrome, the co-occurring conditions, classroom accommodations and more. Offered on 3 separate dates, one is sure to fit into your schedule. 

    Presentation includes: 

    • Power point presentation  
    • Excerpt of a TS film  
    • 1 Year access to Educator materials at www.patsainc.org  
    • Attendees experience “having a tic” –one of the most eye-opening parts of this training and should not be missed! 
    • Successful accommodations for TS in the classroom  
    • Question and Answer Session 
    • Act 48 credits 

    Webinar Training Dates: (each date is a repeat of the same training) 

    • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:00am-11:00am
    • Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:00noon-2:00pm
    • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm 

    To register, go to https://patsainc.org/resources-and-support/support-for-schools/ then click on the button for the date you wish to attend. For Act 48 Credits, please have your PPID available. This number is listed on your teaching certificate (lower left) or look it up here: https://www.perms.pa.gov/Screens/wfProfessionalPersonnelID.aspx)    

    PATSA also offers these trainings directly to school teams and for school nurses (all ACT 48 accredited). If you would like to set up an exclusive group in-service training, whether in-person or virtual, please reach out to get your training scheduled. You can call 1-800-990-3300 or by email to sherrie@patsainc.org. We would be happy to work with you to help your staff get this important training. 

    Here are some comments regarding our past trainings: 

    Behavior Consultant 

    “Thank you for providing so many strategies within the training as I feel like this empowers teachers who may be working with a student who has Tourette syndrome, and really any student who may have a disability.  I really thought that much of what you said could be applied to ALL students so I'm hopeful that this training gave the group ideas to work with other students as well.  I felt that the pledge exercise was very powerful as well and could be adapted to demonstrate the sensory difficulties that some of our students with Autism experience or the difficulties some of our students with other disabilities go through. I had a teacher express to me that she felt like this was the best training that she had participated in throughout our in-services for the beginning of the year.  She felt like the movie clip was very powerful and that everyone in our building should at least see that piece, if not participate in the whole training.   I feel like that is pretty high praise coming from teachers at the beginning of the school year who have thousands of items on their to-do lists, and, in general, are typically just craving time to get their classrooms ready. You had us engaged and wanting more!!!!   Over zoom nonetheless!”  

    Supervisor of Special Education  

    ...With TS being such an unknown disorder to the majority of people, it is crucial we have experts like the staff at PA-TSA to educate us about its etiology, its characteristics, and how it impacts a student’s life, especially in the schools.  The knowledge brought to us can be applied directly to our students living with TS in order to support and effectively teach each of them as valued & respected members of the school community.  The trainings have been a great asset to both adults and classmates over the years in which we have utilized PA- TSA."  

  • June 07, 2022 4:55 PM | Anonymous

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is offering two FREE educational outreach programs in September or October of this year. 

    TRAC™ (Transportation and Civil Engineering) & RIDES (Roadways In Developing Elementary Students)

    Both programs designed by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for use in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes.

    TRAC is for students in grades 7-12, and RIDES is for students grades K-8. The hands-on activities in both programs introduce students to the work world of transportation and civil engineering and inspire them to consider careers in those fields.

    Both programs are aligned with national standards and currently being aligned with the Core Curriculum Standards of Learning. These programs are flexible and can be customized to best suit your school’s requirements.

    The purpose of this survey is to determine whether your school is interested in participating in one of these two-day programs and if so, on which of the following dates:

    September 20 & 21, 2022

    or

    October 3 & 4, 2022

    Both trainings are being offered at the same time, and will take place at PennDOT’s Riverfront Office Center located at 1101 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

    PennDOT will provide schools with the applicable curricula and resources for each program, which include technical advisors to serve as guest speakers, teach hands-on activities, and/or talk to students about the importance of math and science in preparing for their future.

    Those who choose RIDES (K-8) will receive training in units titled Transportation and Energy, Roadway Geometry, Humans and Nature, and Designing Ways. (Please see the attached information)

    Those who choose TRAC (7-12) will receive training for the Bridge Builder and Connected and Automated Vehicle modules. (Please see the attached information)

    Please use the survey at this link to respond to this initial inquiry.

    More information about TRAC™ & RIDES is attached and located on AASHTO's website at tracrides.transportation.org. Specific questions about the programs may be directed to Jan Huzvar at jhuzvar@pa.gov.

  • May 28, 2022 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Hey Digital Changemakers,

    In light of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, it's more important than ever that we take action to ensure the safety of our school campuses. Approximately thirty minutes before the mass shooting took place on May 24, the gunman posted messages to Facebook about his intentions to attack the school. At #ICANHELP, we want to help you take the best measures to protect your schools and communities against potential threats—both online and off. 

    We are currently in the final stages of developing the Social Media Emergency Plan, which will educate students, staff, and administrators on how to respond to threats posted online, whether through private messages or public posts. Our goal is to help you ensure your school community is equipped to handle any crisis that poses a danger to people's safety and health. Let me know if you want to learn more.  We are in final stages and rolling it out at a Missouri Resource Officer Training June 27th and in Virgina at a School Board Conference. 

    Easy for you to copy and paste the above into your newsletter. See below for more opportunities and events that #ICANHELP has in store:

    • Student Voices Webinar: Life is Beautiful - Life is beautiful in all aspects. Join us on June 5th, 4PM PST for a conversation on the important topics of LGBTQ+ pride, health improvement, kindness, and celebrating diversity. Sign up for free HERE!

    • Students are part of the solution! Encourage students to sign up to be presenters HERE.

    • Student Voices Webinar: Humanitarianism - “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are we doing for others?’” On August 7th, 4PM PST, our student panelists will discuss how to promote humanitarianism during the digital age. Learn more and sign up HERE.

    • #ALLRISE2HELP Power Band Giveaway - Do you know someone who’s been spreading positivity and uplifting others online? Nominate them HERE, and we’ll send them a free gift!

    Are you available for a call? To catch up and talk about how #ICANHELP can support you, your schools, and students, book a meeting with me on TidyCal HERE!

    Thanks for being a part of the #ICANHELP family! 

    #YouRock

    Kim Karr

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    Executive Director & Co-Founder
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    e: kim@icanhelp.net
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