“Sometimes we get stuck in cycles of how things have been instead of being curious about what could be. We want to have a growth mindset about how to change things!” Andy, was quick to seize the opportunity COVID-19 presented to do things differently. He says other organizations can navigate the upheaval by “reflecting on past relationships, and thinking ‘what’s the next evolution of our partnerships? We’ve worked with organizations in that capacity, but what about this?’” The deepening partnership between NH and the Library means that multiple new ways for youth to engage in reading have blossomed.
What does it mean to fail? What needs to be renegotiated in how we talk about success and challenge? If youth workers strive to foster growth mindset in the young people they work with, what does it mean to extend that kind of grace to ourselves, to remain tenacious as adults? The coronavirus pandemic has provided seemingly endless “creative opportunities” to do things differently. Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) demonstrates remarkable agility and unwavering commitment to their mission, even when things don’t go according to plan.
Out-of-School Time program staff arepartnering with parents in new ways during this pandemic. With in-person programming mostly closed down, kids are connecting with youth programs virtually from their living rooms and kitchens.And staff are getting creative.
When Generation Wellness delivered a training at Cascade Middle School to district staff and ASB student leaders, they wanted to help everyone better regulate stress. Just a few weeks later, schools were closing down across the country in response to the COVID pandemic. Read about how this event helped the Auburn community stay strong amidst the chaos.