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HEARTBEAT NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2019

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After almost 100 years of walking alongside children and families, Momentous Institute is resolute in its belief that all children should have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential. Read Executive Director Jessica Trudeau’s letter to learn more about Momentous Institute’s hope for children and families in our community.

JOIN US AT CHANGING THE ODDS!

What are underlying influences affecting children that aren’t being talked about enough today? Learn more about the 2019 Changing the Odds conference and meet this year’s keynote speakers.

Momentous Institute Goes to Austin

In May, Momentous Institute took part in advocating for Texas House Bill 18, which just passed in the Senate! Learn more about House Bill 18, how Momentous Institute is working with legislators and how social emotional health is being showcased throughout political platforms.

HOW TO HELP CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCES

Parents understand it is important for children to celebrate the differences of others. Here are a few strategies that can help children value their unique friendships.

Learn a new strategy children can use to manage their emotions in our latest video, “How are feelings like a rollercoaster?”

WHAT IS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL HEALTH?

What is social emotional health and why does it matter? Learn more about why social emotional health is the heartbeat of Momentous Institute!

MOMENTOUS INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH SOUTHERN DALLAS

How did Momentous Institute use the game of golf to increase partnerships with Southern Dallas organizations? Check out all Momentous Institute has learned from collaborating with organizations like Bonton Farms beyond tournament week.

THREE STRATEGIES FOR PARENTS TO HELP CHILDREN ACHIEVE AT SCHOOL (WITHOUT HOMEWORK!)

While homework aids students with repetition exercises and memory, it can often limit evening family time. These three strategies will help children succeed in school without homework.

PRIORITIZING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

As Momentous Institute continues to prioritize social emotional health across every program, find out how its internal focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is aligning on a deeper level with its mission.

DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Momentous Institute is immensely grateful for The Meadows Foundation’s support of our partnership with Dallas Independent School District. Learn more about the partnership and how The Meadows Foundation is prioritizing social emotional health for all children.

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