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WKTY Cares supports Coulee Connections

WKTY Cares supports Coulee Connections


July 2024’s WKTY donation is to Coulee Connections. They are a private alternative school based out of La Crosse, Wis.

Coulee Connections has existing partnerships with 21 school districts within the surrounding area and, through those collaborations, are able to provide program services and learning opportunities for 60 students during the school year and another 60 students for a six-week summer school program.

The students served have found that traditional learning environments can be extremely challenging.

Coulee Connection provides children with a pathway for developing healthy student-learning patterns that occur specifically through the act of doing.

Their students engage in project-based, hands-on, experiential activities related to the outdoors, team-building with low-rope elements, animal care, gardening with ground to table growing, and life-science skills.

Thanks to sponsors, Performance Foods Service and Kratt Lumber, WKTY Cares was proud to make a $1,000 donation to support their work in our community.

A foundational element of Coulee Connection’s programming is called “Brain and Body.”

Students utilize “Brain and Body” activities to help organize their thoughts, bring the energy of their bodies to baseline, and ultimately utilize the rhythmic activities to calm their nervous systems.

They have found that the alignment of the body with the brain provides each student with the best chance to connect to healthy student patterns and can help them activate and utilize their “student brain” versus their practiced fight or flight response.

At Coulee Connections, students practice “Brain and Body” activities three times a day as well as when the start of dysregulation occurs. This donation will go a long way in providing students and collaborating families and schools the tools and training to utilize the “Brain and Body” activities in community settings.

Mr. Daniel has done co-regulatory training to specialize in this and he gave us a demonstration of how it works when we stopped by:

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