Month: October 2017

Compassion Fatigue: How to Stay Engaged When the News is Overwhelming

This post is by SLP Faculty member and Guest Blogger Claire Wampler. A few weeks ago, as Hurricane Maria crashed over Puerto Rico, a fourth grader at one of SLP’s partner schools said to me, “Miss Claire, there are so

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Clean Air Crusaders at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

After considering multiple social issues affecting both their school and the larger community, 4th graders in the SLP Club at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS) have decided to help prevent air pollution. Especially in New York City, air pollution poses

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Hurricane Destruction: How You Can Help

In quick succession, three hurricanes crashed through the Caribbean and southern United States, leaving overwhelming destruction behind.  Often, in the wake of a natural disaster, it can be hard to know how to be most helpful. With this level of

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