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Virtual Field Trip Focused on Health and Skill-building Comes to North Central

Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well-Doing to be held April 14

Teachers and students across North Central Massachusetts will be participating in a virtual field trip on April 14, 2021 thanks to the efforts of event hosts Portrait of a Graduate, and organizers Growing Places, HEAL Winchendon, LUK Inc., Making Opportunity Count (MOC), Mount Wachusett Community College, and the United Way of North Central MA.

The Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well-Doing event is a North Central Massachusetts-wide effort to bring health and real-world skill-building opportunity to students. The event is scheduled during an asynchronous learning day for most schools. Students in attendance will be able to select from breakout sessions that spark personal interests, satisfy curiosity, and help them plan for their future.

“We created this event because it has been such a challenging year to connect with students,” notes Fagan Forhan. “Local organizations have so many great resources to share, this event gives us all the opportunity to learn and discover together, while we are still apart.”

Speakers include educators and community members covering topics ranging from physical and emotional health and self-care, STEM topics, interpersonal relationships, financial intelligence, and even the basics of automobile ownership.

The Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well Doing conference will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm. Event preview and registration information is available at

The event is sponsored by the Barr Foundation, Reliant Foundation, United Way of North Central Massachusetts, National Grid, Heywood Healthcare, Workers Credit Union, and many others.