THE COMMUNITY BREW
Oftentimes, the power of human connection is grossly overlooked and underprioritized in school districts. Educators frequently connect only with their grade level colleagues or those who work in the same building. In Nelson County Schools we wanted to create an opportunity to connect, engage in powerful conversations and share our own unique gifts with each other while promoting collaboration across the district and within the community.
Through a partnership with a local coffee shop, we launched The Community Brew in the fall of 2018. Community Brew events would occur on a monthly cycle, before school and would often feature themes, community partners while providing an opportunity for students to showcase their gifts while connecting with leaders across the school district.
After the onset of quarantine, we found the need for connection even stronger and we launched The Community Brew LIVE on YouTube that would feature daily conversations with students, parents, educators, community partners and even had a recurring wellness feature weekly.
From the branding design & development (in partnership with Big Echo Creative) to event communication & organization to the live streaming and background logistics of a live YouTube broadcast daily, The Community Brew is one of the greatest joys of my career.