With a mission of cultivating a culture of compassion and inclusivity in our city’s youngest dwellers, a local television journalist and mom has created an event that will focus on fun for the whole family, as well as anti-bullying, mindfulness, fitness and learning differences.
“Now, more than ever, it is important to teach our children how to be kind, empathetic and inclusive to all people,” says Donna Tetreault, founder and executive director of Care Fair L.A. “We have to show them how to be kind online, how to care for others in need and how to love and accept all cultures and people.”
Tetreault, mom to two boys, is a former elementary school teacher and has been a parenting, family and education reporter working for media organizations such as CNN, KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV.
The Los Angeles Zoo, Common Sense Media, the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Awesome Neuroscience, Sit With Us (a mobile anti-bullying app) and a host of other organizations will participate in the event. “We wanted to bring in people and organizations that would share how to be kind to others and self,” says Tetreault. “We wanted exhibitors to represent all aspects of life.”
Care Fair L.A. will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Tarzana Community and Cultural Center and will boast activities aimed at teaching kids how to show empathy. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.CareFairLA.com.