The Columbus Foundation is supporting #GivingTuesday with their #GiveKindnessColumbus campaign. Your gift can be directed to Syntero, one of 600 Power of Philanthropy non-profits. Whether you choose to donate through The Columbus Foundation or directly to us, your generosity definitely makes a difference!
#GivingTuesday is a national day for giving back. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, November 29 is a day that encourages everyone to give back to the organizations they support.
Your gift to Syntero is used to help provide compassionate, expert counseling and community-based services to our clients in Central Ohio. Syntero is making a difference in the lives of people including:
- At-risk children and adolescents
- Grieving parents and families
- Individual of all ages who experienced trauma
- Families impacted by the heroin/opiate epidemic
- Older adults and caregivers of older adults
- Mothers of newborns living in poverty
- Infants born with developmental delays
- School-aged children and adolescents struggling with stress and self-esteem issues.
Your donation and support are a critical piece of this continuum of care. We hope you will consider a gift on #GivingTuesday. Learn how you can donate here.
Syntero, Inc. – in an effort to expand and reach all populations – has added new inclusive programming and services. One of these initiatives is targeted specifically at youth and is a group called “Celebrate You”. This is a group for youth to explore and celebrate identity in its entirety, build self-esteem, emotional knowledge and recognize personal strengths while building solid connections with peers. The group is meeting on Mondays at the Mill Run location from 5:00 – 6:30pm. This is a prosocial inclusive space for all and everyone is welcome. Bring your friends and come check it out!
The National Public Education Campaign “Let’s Talk” month emphasizes the importance of healthy communication between adults and youth regarding sex and sexual activity. Syntero’s “Healthy Bodies Healthy Futures” Program Coordinator, Kristin Torres, will present two educational opportunities for adult caregivers on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at our Mill Run location. The presentation will occur at 12pm and 6pm and will cover (1) engaging youth in healthy conversations about sex (2) supporting youth in making healthy and responsible decisions about sex and (3) STD/I updates. Please consider attending this valuable event.
PERC – Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices – will present a panel discussion on the physical and emotional aspects of youth activities and sports. The presentation will be moderated by Dr. Mike Patrick, host of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pedia Cast series and will include a clinical dietician, child and adolescent psychologist, a former high school trainer and a sports medicine physician. All are welcome. This event will take place at the Dublin Community Recreation Center’s Abbey Theatre on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 9:30-11:00am and 7:00-8:30pm. The program is free of charge and babysitting will be provided (fee for babysitting in the morning only). Syntero is proud to be an active member of PERC and provide valuable educational seminars in the community to help keep our children healthy and safe.
Syntero’s Coaching for College Success will be offering a fall book club for parents. The book to be discussed “College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It” has been heralded as ‘a landmark book that explores the stressors that cause so many college students to suffer psychological problems’. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to read, learn, discuss and support each other and their college-bound children who may have difficult challenges with this important transition. Details can be found on the attached flier. For information, please contact Carla Lemon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more here.