Building Our Future has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more. To sign up, simply go to bit.ly/BBTKenosha or text the word “BADGER” to 274448.
This free program, offered in communities around the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children, Prenatal to age 8. Interactions a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. Bright by Text shares fun and easy activity ideas, positive parenting tips and resources, and information about the child’s physical development.
In addition, Bright by Text sends occasional messages about events and resources specific to the Kenosha County community, like free museum days, health clinics, and preschool open enrollment periods.
To sign up, simply go to bit.ly/BBTKenosha or text the word “BADGER” to 274448. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. To sign up additional children, simply text “BADGER” to 274448 an additional time for each child.
Have a fun free family event or service? We want people know about it! Submit information about your event or resource to at http://bit.ly/BBTMessages, or contact Lynn Debilzen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we require a minimum of two weeks’ notice to approve the text message. Please make sure your event is in alignment with Strengthening Families Protective Factors. When sending information, please include the full URL where families can access more information about the program/activity/service.
What’s possible when you bring people together around a shared result? That’s the question behind BOF’s new podcast: Together, We’re Better! The first episode of Together, We’re Better is available now! You can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoy the first episode, please leave a review!
BOF Community Engagement Manager Brandon Morris hosts a conversation with licensed therapist, speaker, consultant, media contributor and CEO of Beloved Wellness Center Dr. Dominique Pritchett and Behavioral Health Manager of Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services, Kari Foss. Together they talk about the stigma towards mental health and how to normalize mental wellness. You'll want to listen to the 30-minutes of Real Talk!
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