On the anniversary of our GUINNESS WORLD RECORD setting event with the Chicago Public Library, we wanted to post a special shout out to CPL and a little story of how and why we are here today doing what we do.
Summer is a special time for the DLHEF and for David himself. He spends a whole month traveling the city visiting over 20 libraries playing with kids and teaching them how to be better team players.
Our programming reinforces important literacy and math skills and David loves to cheer kids on and help them feel their potential. But the real goal behind our programs is to teach social-emotional skills like teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking to kids of all ages.
David really believes in collaboration; its a part of who he is at his core. He loves to team up with people and he realizes that teamwork really does make the dream work. Because of this, teamwork is at the core of what we teach during GIANT Word Winder and GIANT Math Winder programming. When teams work together to make a decision about their move, on the oversized floor game, it's usually the best move strategically and it most likely helps them towards their goal of winning the game. Our intent with this play-based education is that little by little children will learn that when they talk with each other about decisions they have at school or at home, they gain multiple perspectives, allowing them to have a broader view of the impact their decisions could make on themselves and others.
We hear from employers all around the city and the nation that the job market is flooded with young people who do not know how to work together or communicate well. Through our programs and with amazing partners like the Chicago Public Library we hope to teach soft skills like empathy and understanding for each other, ways to encourage others on how to see personal points of view so that everyone is understood, and the ability to work together toward common goals at work, home, and in the community.
Thank you to the Chicago Public Library and the especially the Children's Department for being one of our favorite teammates! Let's keep dreaming together!
For more information about programming,
please contact Claire@davidlhoytfoundation.org.
NORTHCENTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PUZZLE ANSWERS
For question about these puzzles please contact Claire@davidlhoytfoundation.org!
WORD PLAY WAY
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION!
You're invited to the Word Play Way Community Information Session, Friday, June 29th, 6:30 pm at the Douglas Park Field House Gymnasium.
Join us to learn about Word Play Way, a public art mural to be installed in Douglas Park this August. Hear from David L. Hoyt, author and designer of Word Play Way. And read the poem written specifically for the installation by Chicago Poet Roger Reeves.
When: 6:30 pm, June 29th, 2018
Where: Douglas Park Field House Gymnasium.
1401 S. Sacramento Dr, North Lawndale, Chicago, IL 60623
Why: A community discussion about Word Play Way
We want your feedback! No need to RSVP. Food and beverages will be provided.
Spread the word! share on your social media using the #wordplayway2018
I'm Lily, and as Public Art Intern with the David L. Hoyt Education Foundation, I look forward to working with the community of North Lawndale to install Word Play Way in Douglas Park.
I originally hail from Adelaide, Australia where I worked in Arts and Cultural Events for a number of years. In January of 2018, I came to Chicago to study at Columbia College in an exchange program in a BA in Visual Arts.
I’m a practicing sculptor and printmaker, who is passionate about contributing back to society in a meaningful and positive way!
Hello all! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jessica Dailey, and I am very excited to be a part of the David L Hoyt Foundation team for the summer. I am a rising senior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in English with minors in Spanish and Psychology.
Before becoming the administrative intern here at the foundation, I spent time interning with both the Modern Language Association’s Midwest division, helping to prepare for and host the association’s annual conference in Ohio, and refugeeONE, organizing after school activities and tutoring for the children of refugee families who were placed in housing around the city.
I am passionate about engaging children and the community with literature and the power of education. The David L Hoyt Foundation allows me to facilitate this throughout the city of Chicago, planning and implementing academic tools that foster growth for students outside of the classroom. Children are the futures of our communities and of our country, and I am passionate about working to build a better foundation for them to grow upon.
The David L Hoyt Foundation’s mission is focused in the learning that derives from interactive, play-based communication and teamwork, which is something that I am proud to help advance during my time here!
That's all! Thanks for reading!