In addition to Waldo County Community Action Partners and Community Food For Children, individuals from Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and Literacy Volunteers have also been involved in creating the activities and dispersing the food and books. Areas of focus have been on reading, nature, nutrition and community building.
This is an ongoing project, slated to wrap up on August 27th. Take a peek below at the enrichment activities that RJPM created specifically for this project. As you'll notice, our materials are focused on community- building. But in place of a community building- script, which is common practice in any restorative circle, we chose to create a story board. This story board encourages youth being in circle with one another outdoors and uses a talking piece, some stretching and breathing exercises to settle into circle, and three rounds of questions. These questions encourage story sharing, thoughtfulness, and deep listening and they also offer children the chance to be seen and heard.