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Get a haircut that makes a difference during the Great Clips cut-a-thon

The 28th annual Great Clips cut-a-thon will take place from Saturday, August 28, through Friday, September 3. Great Clips salons are donating a portion of proceeds from each haircut to support the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota. This program helps kids with cancer and other serious illnesses go back to school with confidence.

Head back to school safely and well-informed about COVID-19 prevention

Here’s a helpful summary of the most important things you should know as you prepare your family to head back to school.

Virtual Grand Rounds: Back to School during a Pandemic: Supporting the mental and physical health of kids from the primary care office

September 3, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Sarah Jerstad, PhD, LP

Supporting transgender and gender-diverse youth going back to school

The start of the school year is bringing on many mixed emotions for students, especially for transgender and gender diverse youth. Learn how you can support them as they go back to school, whether they go back virtually or in-person.

Asian-American youth struggling with COVID-19 and racism

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging time for the nation and the rest of the world. Fears surrounding COVID-19 have led to racist thoughts and attacks on Asian-Americans. Here are tips for parents to help Asian-American youth.

Going back to school safely

School will look much different this fall as Minnesota continues to make careful choices to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

How is COVID-19 affecting college students?

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, and her daughter Carly—who is about to start her freshman year at college—joined WCCO to give advice to families who may have a child going to college during COVID-19.

Back-to-school safety tips

From crossing the road as a pedestrian to biking to school, remember to discuss these important safety issues before sending your child back to school.

How to support transgender and gender diverse students this fall

These tips can help parents, school staff, school administrators and allies support transgender and gender-diverse students at their schools as they return to a new school year.

Healthy and creative back-to-school lunches

Parents are getting ready to send their kids back to school. They’re busy filling backpacks with supplies for the first day of school. It’s also important for parents to think about the lunches and snacks they’ll send with their children to help power through the school day.