Making Connections

SAY Connects has a new home -- right here on our website! We are pleased to continue sharing the collective knowledge and insight of our community partners, working together to ensure every child in Oak Park and River Forest is empowered to reach their full potential. We invite you to browse our full collection of SAY Connects, available here for download.

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See what the data is telling us…and hear what kids are saying about increased challenges in school, limited resources, and the absence of time in which they can develop relationships and flex their social and emotional muscles.

SAY Connects Jan 2020

JANUARY 2020

Success together

SAY Connects June 2019

JUNE 2019

What holds a community together?

SAY Connects May 2019

MAY 2019

Viewing equity through the arts

SAY Connects April 2019

APRIL 2019

What is Equity?

SAY Connects March 2019

MARCH 2019

Executive functioning, a lifelong skill

SAY Connects feb 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

The importance of self-efficacy

SAY Connects Jan 2019

JANUARY 2019

Youth and belonging in schools

SAY Connects nov 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

Post secondary prep – continued

SAY Connects oct 2018

OCTOBER 2018

Post secondary prep:college & more

SAY Connects sept 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018

Math, race, income & gender

SAY Connects aug 2018

AUGUST 2018

Reading & literacy

SAY Connects July 2018

JULY 2018

Kindergarten readiness

SAY Connects june 2018

JUNE 2018

Neighbors Knowing Neighbors

SAY Connects may 2018

MAY 2018

Changing our approach to mental health

SAY Connects april 2018

APRIL 2018

Underage drinking in OP & RF

SAY Connects March 2018

MARCH 2018

The importance of belonging