Given the realities of the “new normal” and physical distancing, SWOVA is taking advantage of the benefits of online learning to continue to support children and youth with their social and emotional well-being. Pass-It-On Girls is currently being offered by Zoom while our team is creatively playing with online video lessons that can be offered to teachers at the middle school where The Respect Project is delivered.
These have been opportunities for innovation, opening up alternate delivery methods that make SWOVA programs more accessible and responsive, not only to children and youth at the present time, but also to other communities, especially rural and remote, interested in delivering our programs.
SWOVA has also taken this time to roll out a test of its facilitator training. Our work in developing our social enterprise model has informed us that SWOVA offers not only programming for social and emotional education but also a unique facilitation model. Hand in hand, these pieces are a powerful vehicle to support children and youth.