WFSU's Community Engagement Recognized by NETA
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WFSU was one of three stations recently honored by NETA’s 2015 Education & Community Engagement Collective Impact Achievements.
WFSU’s robust community involvement, which includes the station’s PBS KIDS outreach activities and education services, was recognized as an example of exemplary collective community impact.
Specifically, NETA pointed to WFSU’s coordination of their American Graduate program for hundreds of at-risk students, as well as the station’s monthly SUPER WHY! Reading Camps -- workshops that model best teaching practices and reinforce learning concepts.
Other examples of WFSU’s strong community engagement and impact were also noted, and include
- WFSU’s SciGirls Camps where more than 250 girls were trained in STEM-related critical learning skills.
- WFSU 's creation of a one-day gathering called A Conference of Our Own, a partnership with Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend and The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida to furnish childcare providers with professional learning opportunities.
- WFSU’s effective use of social platforms—Facebook and Twitter -- to engage the community, including some 2,500 educators.
"The recognition from NETA was completely unexpected and wonderful," said Tasha Weinstein, WFSU Education and Outreach Coordinator. "It is one thing to talk among ourselves at WFSU and congratulate each other on all that we do and the positive feedback we receive from the families we serve and the partner organizations that we work with… but it is an entirely different thing, to be recognized by our national educational peers and celebrated by NETA! We will treasure our award, it serves to remind us of how much we have accomplished… but also inspire us to continue to do even more!"
Congratulations to all at WFSU!