ACT offers new program for emotional wellness, tech basics
$1,000 in cash prizes available to Orleans County residents
Press Release, ACT Program
ALBION – They say money doesn’t buy you happiness, but a free educational tool focusing on emotional wellness and tech help could get you both!
The ACT Program, a program of Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, has been lucky enough to receive a grant from NYS Cares for Communities to develop a free educational tool meant to address and encourage emotional wellness and tech basics/safety, within Orleans County.
These monies were made available in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the grant, two self-navigated Google “classrooms” were created. While each classroom addresses both topics, one is tailored towards middle and high school students, and the other is tailored to adults.
Click on the appropriate Google Classroom links below, sign into your Gmail account and you’re in!
Adult: (Click here)
Student: (Click here)
Adults and students who access their appropriate Google Classroom and complete the brief pre and post-test questionnaires (showing they learned anything in relation to either subject covered) will be automatically entered to win a cash prize!
Student and adult winners will be randomly drawn from pool of eligible participants within their designated category and be notified via e-mail on July 22. For each Google Classroom, a total of $500 will be disbursed (1st place at $250, 2nd place at $150 and 3rd place at $100).
The deadline for contest is noon on July 21. Both pre and post tests must be completed by this date in order to be eligible for the student and adult prize pool drawings.
You must have a google account to access the classroom (Gmail email address) if you need help creating one, you can contact Katie at the Orleans Digital Literacy Initiative for help on obtaining one or accessing a classroom, at (585) 798-4265 x 146.
Have everyone in your family participate (adults and students) for a greater chance of winning. If you have any additional questions, please contact the ACT Program at (585) 589-5754.