Each year on May 15th, we honor the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Patron Saint of Teachers, St. John Baptist de La Salle. The week leading up to this special day is usually marked with activities, reflection, and honoring Brothers and Lasallian Partners for their dedication to the mission. As we continue to see signs of life returning to what we knew before the pandemic, we wanted to carve out time to recognize our amazing educators, even if we couldn’t gather as a community in person.
Monday – May 10 – Honoring our Residential Staff
Quietly working second and third shift, caring when there are less of us around, on evenings, weekends and holidays. For caring and filling in the gaps for our young men…
Tuesday – May 11 – Honoring our Social Service Staff
For being available to our young men and families so much of the time, for quietly and carefully helping young men and families manage the minefields of their lives and little by little find new ways…
Wednesday – May 12 – Honoring our Education Staff
For all the great learning, guiding, and mentoring that goes on quietly and without fanfare in your classrooms and throughout the day. For making learning relational and successful for young men who have often struggled…
Thursday – May 13 – Honoring our Administration and Support Staff
For being the stagehands, stage managers, filling in and helping with all of the things needs to make sure our caring and support of our young people and families go smoothly. For quietly getting important things done is a way that many do not even know all that goes into all we do for this mission…
Friday – May 14 – Naming a Lasallian Educator of the Year
Customarily, we honor a Lasallian that has been an exceptional educator, giving themselves fully to the service of the young men entrusted to our care. There is no way to single out one Lasallian this year. So, we celebrate all the caring adults, caring Lasallians who keep the values and the attributes of Lasallian care and education central to our work and how they approach it. This past year was only possible because of how we did so much “together and by association.” Congratulations and thank you to each one of you who shares this caring ministry and makes the lives of kids and families better each day.
This state-wide day of giving, powered by the United Way, will help support non-profit organizations throughout Rhode Island, including Ocean Tides!
To our many friends, we thank you for your support and donations over the years. We hope you will join donors throughout Rhode Island on April 1. We also ask that you invite others you know to support us in our mission of teaching minds, touching hearts, and transforming the lives of young men who need the help of a Christian Brothers Lasallian education!
You can also check out our 401Gives online page to learn more and to give on Thursday, April 1, 2021
A future date will be announced shortly – likely in July or August
NEW DATE COMING SOON There will be no event at Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett, RI
Tides Family Services and Ocean Tides, Christian Brother/Lasallian Youth and Family Serving Agencies in Rhodes Island, are pleased to announce our third annual professional development opportunity for the care givers in our programs as well as for our friends and colleagues in Rhode Island. Please save the date.
Return on Investment for Child Welfare Investment Dr. Jonathan Heufner, PhD Boys Town Child and Family Translational Research Center
Trauma Informed Care, From Informed, To Care, To Outcomes for Young People Dan Rhoton and young people involved in training others HopeWorks, Camden NJ
Using Data Collection and Research to Inform Practice at the Provider Level Dr. Judy VanWyk, PhD University of Rhode Island
Program will also include: a single breakout session with additional workshops, continental breakfast, lunch and networking social
Written Expression, Verbal Expression, Music, Visual Expression, Movement…. all ways for our young men to share what is on their mind and what they are feeling with others. Residential Counselors Nick and Dunston started a weekly evening group for some of our residents. Starting with exploring poetry and written expression, they moved through the various forms of expressions. They share in the group through various projects while also keeping a journal about the experiences. The first group completed their six week session by creating spray paint art murals that will be hung in the student dining room. The group is offered through Ocean Tides expanding Programs and Activities efforts lead by Elana Levizon, Director of Programs and Activities.