No Way to Grow Up: A conversation with students and teachers about COVID and schools (virtual)

In this virtual conversation, students and educators will talk about learning loss and social isolation, the future of education, and what it’s like coming of age amid the cascading crises facing young people today. Register here!

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Karla Vermeulen, associate professor of psychology and deputy director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.
  • Amayah Spence, a senior at SUNY New Paltz studying psychology and journalism, and the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Oracle.
  • Sophie Frank, a senior at Onteora High School who has written for The River about virtual learning and teen mental health during the pandemic.
  • Shanna Andrawis, a teacher at Poughkeepsie High School
  • And more to be announced.

Moderated by Phillip Pantuso, managing editor of The River, and Rayan El Amine, editorial intern for The River.

PK in the Know Community Outreach (in-person)

“Do you wish there were more opportunities to get together in the Community? Do you want to learn more about what youth are planning for arts in Poughkeepsie? Looking for ways to get involved with community partners in the city?”

If any of these questions apply to you or if you are interested in learning about what youth are doing to contribute to the future of arts revitalization in the City of Poughkeepsie please come to the first PK in the Know event on Wednesday, October 20th from 5-7pm at the Trolley Barn.

There will be coffee and light refreshments!