COMMUNITY WELL-BEING AMBASSADORS
The Community Well-Being Ambassador (CWA) Initiative is a community-driven, place-based prevention strategy to increase the capacity of targeted neighborhoods in the City of Wilmington by promoting community well-being and resiliency among their residents across the life span. The newly established initiative is the result of a collective impact approach between the following organizations who are willing to bring their unique skills in the interest of addressing a common cause.
THE TEEN CO-LEARNING SPACE
Due to the current pandemic, Network Connect has provided services to assist in students academic needs. The Network Connect Teen Co-Learning Space is a year-round learning support program for middle school and high school students.
Support online/virtual students with school Zooms and related assignments.
Assistance with classwork and tutoring.
Educational mentoring and virtual learning to support academic performance.
Recreational, cultural, and creative activities to strengthen continued learning.
Nutritious meals and snacks.
The Teen Co-Learning Space offers in-person, small group learning with knowledgeable staff, for a whole-child education in a safe environment.
The Future Culture Creator Employment Program provides youth ages 14-19, who are currently enrolled in school, with an enriching, constructive year round-training, employment and internships through subsidized placement with local creatives,community based organizations, and non-profit organizations.
RACE to Wellness is a campaign developed by Network Connect to Reverse the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) amongst teens. ACEs can include experiences such as: experiencing violence, experiencing abuse or neglect, or a death in the family. ACEs can also include environmental factors such as: drug or alcohol abuse, incarcerated Family Members, mental health issues in the family or separated parents.