Reflections: Beyond the Dot 2017

Lori Droege Uncategorized

For four days in the last week of June, about 50 students from 20 different schools across Kentucky came together at the Beyond the Dot Leadership Conference in Berea to take a stand against violence in their communities. In general, students participated in workshops designed to help them identify their individual and team strengths, identify the issues most commonly faced …

A Single Moment & 13 Reasons Why Resources

Lori Droege Uncategorized

If you haven’t heard, Green Dot GCKY has started recording a podcast.  We’ve decided to call it A Single Moment since that is all it takes to make the decision to check in, to create a distraction, or to get someone else involved — ahem, to put a green dot on the map. Our first 14 podcast episodes revolve around …

No matter how you feel about 13 Reasons Why…

Jamie Sivrais Uncategorized

“13 Reasons Why” is a recently popular show on Netflix that has people talking about the subjects of depression, sexual assault, and suicide. It has stirred lots of conversation around these issues. Many people believe the show did a great job in showing realistic representations of these topics while others feel that it showed inaccurate and potentially harmful depictions of …

A Series of Unfortunate [Bystanding] Events

Lori Droege Uncategorized

Throughout the last year, my fiancé and I have been enjoying working our way through “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” on audio while on vacation and visiting out-of-town family members.  Needless to say, we were pretty excited when we heard that Netflix would be giving the series new life. While listening to the audiobooks (beautifully narrated by Tim Curry, …

Staff Spotlight Series: Casey

Casey O'Neill Uncategorized

Hey everyone! I’m Casey, the newest member of Green Dot GCKY. I recently moved here from Erie, Pennsylvania. I’m 24 years old. I graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (O’Neill 2030). Here are important parts about what makes me, me! Sports: A vital part of who I am. Usually if …

Happy New Year 2016

Stacey Walden Uncategorized

2016 is almost over. We each might have different feelings about it–some of us might be thinking “thanks God!” Others may be focused on their exciting New Year’s Eve plans, or having a step by step plan for how 2017 is going to be better. And others may honestly not care at all because January 1st is going to be the …

A Different Kind of Green Dot…

Lori Droege Uncategorized

Sometimes holidays and family are just hard. If you’re anything like me, this year you entered the holiday season with a bit more trepidation than normal.  It felt like the election season had put a magnifying glass on all of the things upon which I knew I already disagreed with members of my family; this not only made me enter …

How the holidays have changed

Jamie Sivrais Uncategorized

I grew up as an only child with a single mother. It was just me and her against the world, and we certainly didn’t have much. For a long time, Mom was on welfare and food stamps just to make sure the basics were covered. Meanwhile, she was going back to school. During all these years, I was somehow always …

10,000 Strong

Ally Rifkind Uncategorized

We are so excited to announce that from January 2014-November 2016 we have provided Green Dot training to 10,000 people! We wanted to show our appreciation to our community by sharing with you some of the stats from the past almost 3 years and showcase the variety of services we have provided. We are doing Green Dot in 6 Kentucky …

Thanksgiving 2016

Stacey Walden Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is almost here and we’re very excited to spend time with our families, eat some delicious food, and have time to relax. Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, so here at Green Dot GCKY we are thankful for: The schools, administrators, and teachers who give us valuable class time and their support. …