Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids – Connect Us

Original Post: Castle Pines Connection

Imagine a world where all children embrace diversity, and social stigmas do not exist.  Connect Us strives to create that type of reality.  Connect Us knows that despite differences and abilities, children can thrive and learn from one another through social-skill building experiences that encourage social interaction, communication, and respect with cleverly-disguised exercises that simply seem like play.

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Cherry Hills Living January 2014

It seems you can’t open a newspaper or turn on the television without hearing of another case of bullying that has led to a tragic end. Though many people believe something must be done to stop this unnecessary behavior, they are at a loss as to what to do.

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Recess 101: The art of play

A few Cherry Creek Schools have implemented Recess Facilitation Programs in an effort to reduce bullying:

Recess is making a comeback in some Cherry Creek Schools. During a time of reduced playtime at school, virtual Wii sports, and structured after-school competitive teams, recess has become an afterthought. The days of four-square, kickball and hopscotch seem to be long gone. 

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“Breakfast Club” for a Younger Set

Original post: Yourhub.com

There’s the jock….the princess….the quirky kid….the shy outsider….the kid who gets into fights a lot. The movie “The Breakast Club” brings all of these kids together one Saturday morning and somehow, they reach beyond their labels and begin to understand each other. What a beautiful idea, but rarely is this acheived in our schools. At one Cherry Creek School, however, a student doesn’t need to be sentenced to a morning of detention to be immersed with kids who seemingly have nothing in common.

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