| Jan 18, 2024
Q1 Project Report Growing the Program!
POP-UP Festival at UNICEF Home office 2024
What a wonderful year for POP-UP Festival! We have ambitious goals to increase our mentor program, host more regional community events and add more celebrations of SEL to our calendar! We’re very excited about a busy year planned for POP-UP Festival.
The Super POP-UP Festival held at UNICEF Headquarters in NYC on November 20 was a success! We had 24 volunteers from all over the USA plus many from NY join us to staff the event with a local school. We had over 100 people attend the event and so many parents commented this was an amazing experience to talk about emotions and SDGs in a playful way.
POP-UP Festival has become an official partners with #SELday. What is #SELday? SEL Day is a global, grassroots campaign for social-emotional learning to support children's academic recovery, mental health, and well-being. We are excited to raise awareness for SEL and engage our volunteers and mentors around the world. The event takes place on March 8, 2024. We invited all POP-UP participants to share their stories and images on social media on March 8 so we can make a positive impact for the movement.
We want to grow the POP-UP Festival this year! Will you help? We are looking to activate more mentors and volunteers. Did you know 98% of people who host POP-UP events want to do it again the following year? Beyond hosting another POP-UP, a few excited, dedicated volunteers want to teach and support others. They can become POP-UP mentors. We have a terrific program to train mentors and want to expand our regional footprint this year more widely.
Lots of plans and logistics to sort out for the coming year– we hope you continue to support the project as we grow!
If you have not yet participated in POP-UP Festivals please join us to experience the fun and transformation. To get access to all 70+ activities in the POP-UP Library follow the links below.