By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician & SADD Club Advisor for PathwaysThe loss of being able to attend school in person has required students to adapt in multiple ways. In addition to having to figure out how to do classwork online, they lost all extracurricular activities, and the connection that comes with it.
A nurse from one of the facilities shared, "Our poor residents have been quarantined in their rooms for weeks, no family allowed to visit, it's really sad. This will be a great morale booster, thank you!"
This project was so meaningful for both the recipients and for our volunteers, that the student leaders have decided to do another letter writing campaign, this time writing letters to thank healthcare providers. This project is already underway, with several letters expressing deep appreciation having already been submitted.
Pathways School Based Youth Services Program provides virtual telehealth mental health services to the students of Carteret High school as well as virtual recreational groups, and resources via Google Classroom.