Erin William
Northeast News

Educators working with children who have endured trauma and mental health struggles should not miss this year’s inaugural Global FC Free Education Workshop, which will be held September 18 at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center, Penn Drive Kansas City, Mo.

At the event, educators will learn practice tools and hear from multiple speakers with advice on how to continue their work. The targeted audience, as stated by Director of Mentoring Madi Harrington, is educators who “work with kids who have traumatic backgrounds.”

Global FC is an extracurricular organization focused on mentoring mainly international students who are refugees and immigrants through sportsmanship. According Harrington, with their boys and newly launched girls soccer teams, Global FC makes each child feel as though someone is “in their corner”.

On a community scale, at Global FC, they are “trying to offer all of the tools to be able to serve the community better.” According to Harrington, at the workshop, Global FC is expecting to see individuals who work in a wide range of fields including inner city schools, schools with refugee students, immigrant students and/or English learning students, but is open to all other “teachers who need support with education in this area.”

For educators interested in the workshop, registration is open. It is preferred that those hoping to join register prior to the event. If you would like to register for the workshop keep an eye out for their Evite link on the Northeast community calendar. For more information regarding the workshop in general, visit their website.