Brightside Academy is partnering with local organizations and businesses in a new initiative called the “Speaker Series.” The goal of our Speaker Series program is to bring awareness to local resources and services available to our families and their communities.
In a workshop format our guests educate and bring useful information to the academy neighborhood. Our guests present on topics including nutrition, healthcare, safe baby sleep and more which make a positive impact on the people living in the communities we serve. In addition, they often surprise parents with giveaways and raffles at the end of their presentations like a Pack’n Play (Cribs for Kids) and Phipps Conservatory memberships.
Our collaborations with organizations began in December 2016 and are being held once a month or every two months at key Brightside Academy locations close to public transportation to encourage attendance from community families. Some of the organizations with which we have had the pleasure to collaborate thus far include:
- Infant Sleep Safety with Cribs for Kids
- Let’s Move Pittsburgh with Phipps Conservatory
- Fun for Kids with the Toy Lending Library
- Traffic Safety with Dept. of Transportation
The workshops have been received positively by enrolled families and neighbors alike. Attendees were satisfied with what they learned and valued receiving giveaways or gifts.
Our team is busy at work preparing future Speaker Series workshops for the coming weeks. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out about our upcoming speaker series events.
Is your organization based in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Bronx, Brooklyn, Columbus or Cleveland? We would love to connect with you about a future collaboration opportunity through our Speaker Series presentations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!