For over 40 years Sesame Workshop has been dedicated to the founding principle to help all children have a chance to learn, grow and fulfill their greatest potential, and its work with military families reflects continued efforts to address the unique needs of children in the 21st century. Since its launch in 2006, this program has helped hundreds of thousands of families cope with parents’ deployments and combat-related injuries, build resiliency in times of separation and change, and most recently, help children cope with the death of a parent or loved one.
Through extraordinary public and private partnerships, Sesame Workshop has provided much-needed support to military families through the distribution of 2 million outreach kits, Sesame Street performances at military bases around the world, two award-winning television specials, and a social media site to help military families with young children stay connected. On the evening of June 2nd, 2010, Sesame Workshop honored the courageous families that are served by these programs at its Annual Gala.
“The play's the thing,” Hamlet said as he went to work to find out who killed his father, “wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”
Play and work. Work and play.
If you Google “play,” you get 1.93 billion hits. If you Google “work,” you get 2.3 billion. Work usually beats play.
If you play at work, you could get fired from your job.
If you work at play, you could turn out to be Eric Clapton.