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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CYFC Partnership Builds a Better Learning Space for St. Paul Children

By Sara Langworthy and Judy Myers, Extension Educators; Nora Fox, Research Assistant — Children, Youth and Family Consortium

We in the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) have been thinking a lot lately about how thankful we are for our partners.

Thanks to the incredible work and dedication of over 55 active partners and the generous funds provided by the Extension Issue Area Grant, CYFC is partnering to create innovative learning spaces for children at the Bruce Vento Elementary School in East Saint Paul. Through reciprocal relationships, this project is capitalizing on the strengths of school staff and community leaders, as well as University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students to enhance the opportunities for students at the school.

You can read about our progress across all areas of the project here: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners: Mid-Year Report. And you can read about the incredible power of partnership that has led to the design of a calming room space for the students of Bruce Vento Elementary School here: February CYFC Monthly.

[Editor’s note: You can learn more about Extension Issue Area Grants on the Extension intranet: Dean’s Office > Dean’s Priorities > Issue Area Grants.]

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