Kids were able to meet Elmo during the announcement of Sesame Workshop's new partnership with PSEG Long Island and St. Joseph's College. (Photo: PSEG Long Island)
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Long Island kids learn life skills from Elmo

Elmo helping Long Island children learn how to build confidence. (Photo: PSEG Long Island)

The PSEG Foundation has partnered with Sesame Workshop to create a fun and interactive curriculum aimed at teaching children how to build confidence and deal with emergencies and natural disasters.

The program — called Brave, Strong, Resilient — is being issued to teachers-in-training at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue and consists of exercises that feature familiar Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Super Grover, the fuzzy blue superhero, to engage with children and help them build confidence. It also includes resources and activities for parents to use at home to help children develop problem solving skills and learn what to do in emergency situations.

At the Monday morning event to announce the new program, kids were able to hang out with Elmo and learn about different ways to cope with emergencies.

Brave, Strong, Resilient is the third program that PSEG Foundation has partnered with Sesame Workshop to develop.

“We’re thrilled to launch Brave, Strong, Resilient to give children across Long Island the tools they need to cope with life’s challenges, big and small,” said Sheila Kelly, chief development officer at Sesame Workshop. “Together with PSEG Long Island and St. Joseph’s College, we can build the resilience young children need to overcome obstacles and adversity — all with a little help from our friends on Sesame Street.”

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