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Helping Our Youth Maintain Healthy Human Connections

In times of uncertainty, our youth must maintain healthy human connections to tackle mental challenges. To help families cope with the COVID-19 global pandemic, Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, collaborated with our parent company AT&T to expand its Caring for Each Other initiative to help children and their caregivers stay healthy and build resilience to get through this challenging time.

We encourage you to visit SesameStreet.org/caring where you will find resources to help with some of the current challenges like missing your friends. The site also offers some helpful public health messages like do’s and don’ts for face coverings. Children can also learn ways to celebrate helpers in their neighborhoods, including mail carriers or grocery store employees. Additional resource topics will include coping with the illness of a family member, financial insecurity, grief, and how to gradually transition to a new normal.

In the coming weeks, bilingual resources for children of frontline workers and new professional development tools for community providers like healthcare providers, social workers, and educators will be added on an ongoing basis.

AT&T’s support of Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative is part of the company’s $10 million Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund, created to give parents, students, and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. Starting this week, new content to help children express and manage their emotions will launch on a rolling basis. As a subsidiary of AT&T, Cricket customers can access educational resources supported by the Distance learning Fund.