On Monday, July 15, leaders from PSEG Long Island, Sesame Workshop, and St. Joseph’s College celebrated the launch of “Brave, Strong, Resilient,” an innovative new activity curriculum that uses Sesame Street characters to help children build resilience by developing the self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and emotional tools they need to cope with adversity and emergencies.
PSEG Long Island President and COO Daniel Eichhorn; St. Joseph’s College President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.; Sesame Workshop Chief Development Officer Sheila Kelly; and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone were on hand for the launch of the “Brave, Strong, Resilient” curriculum. The curriculum will help children identify their feelings and develop skills essential to overcoming challenges and coping with emergencies.
The PSEG Foundation and Sesame Workshop partnered for this initiative, and the curriculum will first be taught to student teachers at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue so they can facilitate the program in school districts throughout Long Island. The coursework will also be shared with other educators through a series of workshops.