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Education Desk: Where can College Students Find Help After a Loved One has Died?


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Gloria Capozzi is a facilitator at New Hope for Kids. Photo: Danielle Prieur


Processing grief and loss is tough and it can be especially hard for college students who may be far from family and friends. 

A new support group for people ages 19 to 25 aims to fill that gap. It’s run by the non-profit New Hope for Kids in Maitland. 

This week the Education Desk spoke with Rollins College professor Sarah Parsloe and her student Jose Leon, who started the group, and facilitator Gloria Capozzi. 

The group meets every other Wednesday from September 11 through November 20th from 7:30 to 9 pm. The group is capped at around 20 participants.

Past activities have included yoga to practice deep breathing, painting and drawing as art therapy, and a group dinner and conversation called “Taco About Your Grief.”

To register or for more information, click on the link. 

If you’d like to listen to the interview, click on the clip above.

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation.


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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »

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