Fred Rogers Center April Newsletter

In 2014, internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the inaugural recipient of the Fred Rogers Center Legacy Award at Saint Vincent College. Yo-Yo Ma was a long-time friend of Fred Rogers, appearing twice on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood where he shared his music with Fred Rogers and television viewers. When Fred was quite ill before his death, Yo-Yo would call him...

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A Love of Learning

I’ve always felt good about calling this newsletter “What we can continue to learn from Fred Rogers.“  And it’s been especially heartwarming to hear from so many of our readers that you, too, appreciate learning from the way Fred approached children, families, the world around us, and life in general. I was thinking of that because March 20th would have been Fred’s...

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Most Important Work – Talking with Kids about Addiction in the Family-How Fred Rogers’ Legacy Can Guide Us

This week (February 9-15) is Kids Can Recover Awareness Week, which raises awareness about children impacted by substance-use disorder in their homes. At the Fred Rogers Center, our Incubator 143 Research Lab has partnered with Dr. Jessica Black in creating resources on how to support caregivers to talk to children about substance-use disorder. Recently, Fred Rogers Center’s Dr. Dana Winters...

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Newsmaker: Emily Uhrin

As a student at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Emily Uhrin didn’t know much about Fred Rogers beyond her childhood memories of the television host and his long-running program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, except that he was a Latrobe native. His death in 2003 led to the establishment of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at the college,...

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