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Supporting kids through radio

To the editor:

The purpose of this letter is to thank all of those involved in making the “Supporting Kids through Radio” project a great success. The project is a joint effort between the CCISD, area schools, and Houghton Community Broadcasting. Every weekday since April 6, 97.7 fm WOLV has aired the segment at 8:40 am, archiving it on the WOLV COVID-19 Kids page. The project will continue through the mid June.

I want to thank the 33 educators including administrators, counselors, social workers, teachers, school psychologists, consultants and paraprofessionals from 8 school districts who are participating in the project. They have taken the time to select a story, create a recording of the story, and answer a question from the emails received from kids in the community. I would also like to thank Houghton Community Broadcasting for providing the air time free of charge.

This project started with an idea from Houghton Elementary Counselor, Micah Stipech, who wanted to help kids through the pandemic. He contacted Copper Country ISD and with the help of CCISD’s mental health professionals Natalie Morgan, Karina Koenig, Michael Garrison and Jen Harris and General Education Director, Carla Strome, the project quickly grew. The project has been so successful that it was highlighted at the April State Board of Education meeting.

This project is a great example of local educators working together to provide support for all children and the community as a whole. Thank you to all who have been a part of this project.

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