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Fact Sheet

Scope: Volunteers receive free kits and online training to hold “POP-UP Festivals” in their communities. In 2017 we had 1400 volunteers in 157 countries, materials translated to 22 languages and reached 330,000+ participants. We expect 2018 POP-UP Festival to be even larger.
Purpose: Education & inspiration for children & adults to develop and practice emotional intelligence – the learnable, measurable skills that fuel wellbeing… and support a world where children’s rights are fully realized.
Timeline:  The United Nations declared November 20 as “Universal Children’s Day.”  To celebrate POP-UP Festivals will run all of November. 
Background: 

From the UN Website: “United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child..the most widely ratified international human rights treaty. Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into “dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.”

The POP-UP Festival pursues the goal to establish “dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.”

 

Press Release

This is an editable press release for you to use to promote your own event. Please translate it for your local community and fill in the details for your event.

 

Festival For Children and Emotions Popping Up

November 1, 2018, YOUR CITY

For many children the everyday joy of playing, learning and expressing their feelings is limited. We believe that emotional development is part of a child’s wellbeing and we are doing something to make this better for children in our community.

We are participating in the biggest emotional intelligence event in history — with over 330,000 participants, 1,500 volunteers in 157 countries and 22 partner organizations from around the world.

It’s called a POP-UP Festival for emotions, wellbeing, and children’s rights to celebrate U.N. Universal Children’s Day & share love and skills for a better world. 

According to the United Nations, the purpose of Universal Children’s day is to encourage people to, “advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.” The POP-UP Festival does just this. By engaging volunteers around the world, the celebration fosters dialogue about essential skills for children and adults to develop self-awareness and wellbeing.

This POP-UP Festival will be held on DATE AND TIME at LOCATION. We are very excited to be working with LOCAL SCHOOL/CLUB/ORGANIZATION serving NUMBER of participants. We have over NUMBER volunteers working to make this FREE event possible.

The POP-UP Festival will educate and inspire both children & adults to develop and practice emotional intelligence – the learnable, measurable skills that fuel wellbeing and support a world where children’s rights are fully realized.

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For more details about the event contact YOUR CONTACT NUMBER
For more information about POP-UP Festivals www.6seconds.org/ucd

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     CONTACT: Patty Freedman, Six Seconds
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WORLD’S LARGEST EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EVENT GIVES KIDS EQ SKILLS
Countdown Begins to Volunteer-Led Festival for Youth Wellbeing

Santa Cruz, CA July 15, 2018 For many children around the world,  the everyday joy of playing, learning and expressing their feelings is limited.  Emotional wellbeing is central to child development is linked to key life success outcomes, but is often missed. POP-UP Festivals aim to bring emotional skills into the spotlight by celebrating U.N.’s Universal Children’s Day.

Last year’s POP-UP Festivals to celebrate Universal Children’s Day were the largest EQ event in the world, with over 330,000 participants and 1,400 volunteers in 157 countries.  This year POP-UP Festivals will reach even higher goals.

The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day is held worldwide on November 20th, and aims to “promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and [improve] children’s welfare.” By encouraging children’s rights and wellbeing through fostering important dialogue about wellbeing and engaging volunteers worldwide, Six Seconds POP-UP festivals achieve those goals.

A POP-UP Festival is a free hands on learning experience that volunteers create by inviting friends together, gathering simple materials, and running the event. Activities are designed for ages pre-school to adult and are translated into 15 languages. POP-UP Festivals are a playful way to educate audiences about emotional intelligence skills and encourage positive relationships.

POP-UP Festivals are free content offered by Six Seconds, a non-profit based out of California, dedicated to education about emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and wellbeing in children and adults.  Joshua Freedman, CEO Six Seconds states, “POP-UP Festivals are an easy way for teachers, parents and leaders to play, learn and teach emotional intelligence skills with children.  We want every child to be smarter with feelings.”

POP-UP Festival for Universal Children’s Day is a free event for kids to teach EQ skills.For more
information and to join the POP-UP Festival celebrations see: www.6seconds.org/ucd

Six Seconds is a global non-profit community working towards a billion people practicing emotional intelligence.www.6seconds.org

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Press Release

September 12, 2017, San Francisco

In only two weeks since the launch of the global POP-UP Festival for emotions, wellbeing, and children’s rights, volunteers from 55 countries and 102 organizations have signed up to bring a joyful educational experience to over 80,000 children, parents and teachers. The collaboration honors the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day, commemorating the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most-signed human rights legislation in history.

According to the United Nations, the purpose of this day is to encourage people to, “advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.” The POP-UP Festival does just this. By engaging volunteers around the world, the celebration fosters dialogue about essential skills for awareness and wellbeing.

Some of the rights recognized by the Convention (UNCRC) include protection from dangerous conditions such as forced labor or abuse. Other elements of the UNCRC speak to equipping children to thrive by supporting play, learning… and even the right have an opinion. One of the organizers of the POP-UP Festival, ceo of Six Seconds (the global nonprofit coordinating the event), Joshua Freedman says: “Many of the rights in UNCRC are the responsibility of nations and lawyers. But laws alone are not enough. If children, parents and teachers don’t have the commitment to wellbeing – and the skills to advocate, communicate and problem-solve – then will not solve the problems we face. So the POP-UP Festival brings forward that most essential ingredient: Heart.”

Based on the global response, Freedman is correct. The outpouring of energy with the launch of the event shows that people around the world want to create some good news — and recognize the unstoppable power of love for the children.  It seems caring is contagious, and POP-UP Festivals are the remedy.

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For more information and to join the POP-UP Festival celebration see: www.6seconds.org/ucd

 

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