Virtual Resource Fair Allows Area Families to View Summer Options and Interact with Providers
With school buildings closed, activities canceled and distance learning in place over these last few months, many local families are concerned about skill regression and are seeking academic, social and/or emotional support for their child this summer.
What area providers are offering programs? Which camps will be open? Where can you find a social skills group or tutor for your child this summer?
At the Connecting for Kids Summer 2020 Virtual Resource Fair (VRF), Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Facebook, more than 100 local providers will interact live with families to provide information on what they will be offering during these unprecedented times.
Families can participate by requesting to join the CFK Summer 2020 Virtual Resource Fair Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/VRF2020/. Note: The request to join can be made at any time, but the group will not open until Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm.
To easily navigate the VRF, families can use keywords to search for the programs and resources that best fit their needs. Each provider participating in the Fair will have a post that includes a list of services and locations. Families can use the comments section to ask questions and correspond with provider representatives.
Because things are changing so rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFK Summer 2020 Virtual Resource Fair Facebook Group will remain active through Thursday, September 3, 2020. As providers add programs or need to make cancellations, they will update their information.
Families not on Facebook or unfamiliar with how to use the site, can contact a Connecting for Kids Family Resource Specialist via phone/text at 440-570-5908 (440-907-9130 para espanol) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diamond Sponsors for the Virtual Resource Fair are Galvin Therapy Center and Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA.
Platinum Sponsors include Abilities First, LLC, BlueSprig Pediatrics, Elite Family Chiropractic, Jay Berk, Ph.D. & Associates, Kenneth A. DeLuca, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc., McGuire Law and Advocacy, LLC, Meghan Barlow and Associates, Murray Ridge Center and Spectrum Resource Center.
Lorilynn Wolf is the Communications Director for Connecting for Kids.