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Back to School 2020 with Triangle!

September marks a period of new beginnings as summer comes to a close and another school year begins. This year, due to the unusual circumstances, many of the hallmarks of fall look very different. Instead of just pens and pencils, back to school supplies now include new apps and devices, as districts continue to adapt to online teaching. Parents are balancing their own remote working schedules as students either return to their classroom, learn from home, or a combination of the two. This exceptional scenario is presenting many new challenges to everyone involved – teachers, schools, parents, and students alike. As the media continues to cover the many complexities of the situation, one area is often overlooked – the unique needs of students with disabilities.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Triangle has stepped into the void to provide a variety of remote services to special education students in partnership with dozens of public, private, and specialty schools across Massachusetts.

Triangle’s Workforce Development program has received high marks from school district partners as they deliver pre-employment skill building to students over Zoom. Students are completing sessions that allow them to explore different careers through virtual job shadowing days and tours. They are honing their skills by participating in mock interviews on Zoom. Dress for success classes have been a hit as students have been learning about appropriate workplace attire and how to present themselves to prospective employers.

Our IMPACT and IMPACT:Ability programs continue to teach personal safety and abuse prevention programs to schools, including Boston Public Schools. These classes, which normally include hands-on learning through role play scenarios, were quickly adapted to both pre-recorded instruction videos and the use of Zoom. The programs have also added much needed elements of online safety that help students understand the potential dangers of internet-based scams and predatory behavior online.

Our EPIC program continues to support youth with disabilities in a variety of ways, including self-advocacy lessons for special education classrooms and youth support groups. The support groups are often youth-led, meaning that students have been selecting and leading sessions on subjects that are most important to them. Subjects have included the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ rights, self-care during the pandemic, and voting rights.

In a strange back-to-school season, the Triangle team has been proud to continue to adapt and offer support to students of all abilities. While classes may look a bit different this year, we are striving to ensure that every student has the tools they need to succeed in the current environment.

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Announcing New Format for Triangle’s 2020 Golf Classic

Golf 2020

The Triangle Golf Classic will be taking place on Monday, September 28th. For the fourth year in a row, we will be playing at the Charles River Country Club, one of the top courses in greater Boston. More information can be found on our event page.

Due to the current environment and to provide all golfers with a safe and flexible experience, we are instituting the following changes to this year’s tournament:

  • All registration and purchases of passport packages will be done online ahead of the event – golfers simply head to their carts once they arrive and everything will be waiting on the carts
  • Tee-times will be used instead of shotgun start to limit the number of golfers gathered at the beginning of the tournament. Practice facilities will be available for golfers who would like to arrive early
  • Our end-of-tournament reception will take place at the outdoor pavilion and each foursome will have a pre-assigned table to enjoy their boxed dinner when coming off the course. Beverages will be available at the bar and the club will provide servers.  If any golfer would prefer to forego this part of the event, the meal will be available to take away.
  • Triangle will be getting creative with this year’s fundraising appeal. We will be highlighting our programs throughout the course on hole signs and stationing staff members strategically between holes. Every year, we are blown away by the generosity of our golfers – we can’t wait to tell you more about how our organization has continued to meet its mission throughout the pandemic and highlight some of the heroes of our organization

We are once again grateful to our Presenting Sponsor, The TJX Companies, and our other returning supporters, including Brookline Bancorp. If you are interested in participating, registration and sponsorship packages can be viewed here.

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