Covid-19 Leadership Portal

Last Updated: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATES

March 27, 2020 Update

Today marks the 5th day of NYCs DOE Remote Learning: Learn at Home program for all New York City students. Visit schools.nyc.gov/learnathome to learn more. Know a student who does not have a internet enabled device to continue their learning during Covid-19? CLICK HERE to submit their information on the NYC DOE Remote Learning Device Request site.

March 17, 2020 Update

NYC DOE has announced plans to move instruction to a remote format starting Monday, March 23, 2020. Schools are providing laptops to Student Leaders in need and are providing list of companies who will provide internet to families who do not have. Reach out to your Student Leader’s school today to receive this important information.

March 16, 2020 Update

All TLNYC in-school programming has been cancelled as NYC schools are now closed until April 20, 2020. We will post various resources on this page that will 1) keep you abreast on the details of covid-19 while 2) helping you continue the enrichment process with your leader.

March 14, 2020 Update

We have postponed all evening and Saturday events including basketball games and the self-care event until further notice. In these challenging times, please continue to be a Leader by regularly calling and/or video chatting with those who are normally around you. Leaders check on leaders.

FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Audible: Free Streaming for Students

While schools are closed, Audible has come to the rescue with reading. Until further notice, students everywhere can instantly stream – desktop, laptop, phone or tablet – a large collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue their learning process. CLICK HERE to be directed to Audible.

Note: Audible normally charges a monthly subscription of $14.95.

URL: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Scholastic Learn-at-Home

Scholastic wants to continue the learning process while schools are closed. CLICK HERE to help your young Leader be the best that they can be during school closures.

URL: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Coolmath Games

Coolmath Games is a brain-training site where logic & thinking meet fun & games. Each game has no violence and is for children and adults of all ages. CLICK HERE to help your child get a mental workout.

URL: https://www.coolmathgames.com 

FunBrain

Created for Leader in grades Pre-K through 8, FreeBrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy. CLICK HERE to access their site.

URL: https://www.funbrain.com

SELF-CARE RECOMMENDATIONS

Home Excercises

According to MayoClinic (2020) “Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance [as it] …delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently.” Click the photos below to download/view full size home exercise recommendations.

6 Mindfullness Activities

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at the moment — free from distraction or judgment, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them. According to general mindfulness research, mindfulness can have numerous benefits including decreased stress and sadness to increased levels focus and happiness. Here are six mindfulness exercises for the whole family. Click the photo to download/view full size.

Coping With Stress

Stress is not the same for everybody, nor does everyone experience stress in the same way. Stress is different for each and every one of us. What is stressful for one person may or may not be stressful for another; each of us responds to stress in an entirely different way. See recommendations from the World Health Organization below.

Coloring to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

According to Beaumout.org (8/2016), “Coloring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain, the amygdala [as] it induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind.” Beaumont continued by noting that “[coloring] generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work.”

To help you and your loved ones reduce stress through coloring, here are a few TLNYC favorites: