The Sunrise Side of the Street

The Sunrise Side of the Street

By Sunrise After School
A good news show about people in the community doing good things, on the corner of Sunrise of Philadelphia.

A podcast made by Sunrise After School students, Sunrise staff and Sunrise Admin, on various topics.
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Reaching for Resources with State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler
In this episode of The Sunrise Side of the Street, Vince and Kat are joined by Pennsylvania State Representative, Elizabeth Fiedler and will be talking about ways to access resources, the role of a State Representative, and how to encourage community and student voices to reach out and influence change in their communities. Some Resources to take away from this episode: What is a State Representative? Resources for Community Members and ways to use their office Contact their office Contact Rep. Elizabeth FiedlerPhiladelphia Office 2400 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19148 Phone Number: (215) 271-9190 Facebook, and Twitter Resources that help: Sunrise Social Media- (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and SPHS Instagram
32:23
June 25, 2020
Engaging Older Youth Digitally
In this episode of The Sunrise Side of the Street, Vince and Kat are joined by Sunrise’s High School Coordinator and co-chair of the Older Youth Remote Programming Committee, Brianna Morales, and will be talking about ways to engage with Older Youth, and how to continue to support their College and Career exploration. Some Older Youth Engagement Tips to take away from this episode: Engaging older youth is something that can be challenging even in person, and many youth have big responsibilities that extend past the school day. Programming needs to be valuable to them, both in time, and content. This means tailoring programming to meet their needs, and creating safe spaces for youth to fail, grow, and explore who they are.   Some examples of how we do this include: Paid Student Incentives through PYN. Social and Emotional Support, creation of safety plans and consistent communication. Presenting program opportunities on multiple platforms: SPHS Instagram and Instagram LIVE and google classroom. Tailor programming to student interests, needs and growth. Providing schedules, and topics to students in advance and at varied time slots. Individual Check-ins, phone calls, emails, and other forms of direct communication. Resources that help: Sunrise Social Media- (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and SPHS Instagram Everfi - Digital Learning resources for ages K-12 YouVisit - Virtual Tours of colleges and universities Uncommon Individual Foundation OnTrack - college + career readiness program Remind.com A way to contact students in bulk with rescheduled messages and reminder for programming.
30:37
June 5, 2020
Staying Mindful in the Madness
In this episode of The Sunrise Side of the Street, Vince and Kat are joined by Sunrise’s Trauma and Curriculum Specialist, Marina Fradera, and talk about methods of self care, and creating safety during such a high stress time.  “You are not working from home; you are at your home during a crisis trying to work.”   Some Mindfulness Tips to take away from this episode: Mindfulness is 1 tool among many to help us stay as well as we can. Mindfulness is a strategy to help you get into the thinking/ logical part of your brain when you feel hijacked by emotion or instinct. Mindfulness is a practice. Like anything else you practice (sports, instrument, etc.) you need to build up stamina before you do the intense stuff. It can be harmful to attempt certain “mindful” things in a moment of crisis if you’ve never tried it before. Trust and safety need to be established to safely practice mindfulness. This may be trust that you won’t be interrupted, or feeling safe in your own body. Self-care is a big part of building safety and trust within our own minds and bodies. Regulation is necessary to practice mindfulness. Sometimes we may want to build up our self-regulation before diving into a mindfulness practice. Starting with somatic awareness first can be a good place to start. Bottom up is another way to think about it; start with activities to regulate the brainstem, then the midbrain, then the cortex Resources that help: Sunrise Social Media- (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) self care resources shared every day at 3PM! PHL Crisis Resources  Self-Care Plan Workbook via Chicago Torture Justice Center Safety Plan Template Storiez Trauma Narratives “Comfy Cozy Nest” and “I Can Feel Safe” Sesame Street in the Communities Neurologic Youtube Channel via Lakeside Global Institute Guided Meditations via Stop Breathe and Think Youtube Channel
38:55
May 18, 2020
Sunrise from Home
The Sunrise Side of the Street is back! This is a good news show about people in the community doing good things on the corner of Sunrise of Philadelphia. Our hosts, Vince Litrenta and Kat Kushin talk about the experience of working from home, and how Sunrise as an agency has been working through shifting the previously in person OST work, to a digital landscape.  Where to find us:  www.SunriseOfPhila.org  215-952-2730 twitter: SunriseofPhila Instagram: SunriseofPhila  Facebook: SunriseofPhiladelphia Resources:  Remind.com - A website and app that can be used to communicate with families and staff, individually and as a group.  Google Classroom, Hangouts, and Meet - For hosting virtual meetings, programming, and interactions with students.  Teamwork.com -Project management and communication software that Sunrise uses. 
31:01
May 11, 2020