Tales from Heroville

March 2021

Register Today: St. Mark Heroes Summer Academy

Registration is NOW OPEN for the St. Mark Heroes Summer Academy and SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST! Participation is open to all students K-5 in Dubuque and Western Dubuque with sites in Dyersville and Dubuque.

To sign up visit us at www.stmarkyouthenrichment.org/summer.

Getting Ready for Summer

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St. Mark has been meeting with partners like Carnegie Stout Public Library (pictured above) and prepping spaces to be safe and in person. We're so exited to see our kids in person this summer. More details for the St. Mark Heroes Summer Academy are coming soon!

Join Us on Facebook and Celebrate International SEL Day

SEL Day is an annual online event to showcase, promote, advocate and support social emotional learning in school and communities across the world. St. Mark will be sharing stories and sharing the impact SEL has on area students all week long on our Facebook Page.

Follow us on Facebook to join in the celebration!


SEL Day-Celebrate the Importance of Social Emotional Learning on March 26, 2021 #SELday

Submission Deadline Extended: What It's Like to Be a Child

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children is working on a project called "What it's Like to Be a Child" and is seeking submissions from children and adults alike that highlight childhood experiences. Submissions can be in any printable medium and will be compiled into an E-Book later this year. The deadline for entries was initially this month but was extended to this summer.

For more info or to make a submission contact Gwen Deming at ggdeming@icloud.com.

SEL Matters: Zabreah's Story

Zabreah's Story - Legacy 2020

Zabreah used to deal with some pretty big challenges at school, St. Mark provided her a safe spot where she could stand up to the bullies in her life and be a leader for her friends. This is her story.

When March 2020 came, our children's worlds were drastically changed. While the way we connect with them may have changed, our hearts never closed, and our work helping kids navigate big things hasn't changed.

*All footage was shot Pre-COVID

Do You Have a Story to Share?

Do you have a St. Mark experience to share? Share your experience here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLP9FDjcbTUGojsi-Q6DPL7VGnIe9C1ccQWIJuhJHPp1MFoA/viewform


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Just because this wasn’t Plan A doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun! Whether you're meeting us from the beach or your living room, join us on Thursday, May 20 at 6PM for a livestream of our event (feed will go live approximately 1 hour prior to event for event-day instructions), complete with powerful stories.

To learn more or to RSVP, visit our event page.