Objectives

Those participating in Community Coaching can expect the following:

  • A sense of community, comradery, and connection to Main Street neighbors, staff, and other members.
  • Chances to role play and talk through situations relevant to coaching topics.
  • Participation in facilitated discussions pertaining to personal safety, interpersonal abilities, adult living, and psychosocial competencies. 
  • Opportunities to check-in weekly, one on one with a coach.

Overview

Dates: 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Sundays, October 2 – December 11, 2022 (no session on November 27)
Registration Fee: $300

Those participating in Community Coaching will meet with their coaches and cohort on Sunday evenings and have an option for a mid-week one on one check-in, which can be done in person or virtually.

Sunday Cohort Meetings will occur from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Poppy Boy’s Kitchen. They will include a look back at the past week and review of the individual’s week ahead. We will have focused discussions and workshops on relevant topics based on both original content from coaches as well as parent and participant feedback. We will also use this time to:

  • Encourage personal growth and self reflection
  • Develop important life skills
  • Learn how to become involved in our communities
  • Have fun!

Midweek Check-Ins are optionally scheduled week by week. They will either be in a communal space or done virtually. Participants can except the following from Midweek Check-Ins:

  • Reinforce and discuss ideas from Sunday sessions.
  • Address relevant concerns.
  • Safe and confidential conversations free of judgement.

 

Registration will close at 12:00 PM on Friday, September 30, 2022

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About Our Coaches

Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia

Isabel graduated from Wesleyan University in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and certificate in Writing. In her free time she enjoys meditating, baking, making jewelry and accessories for her online shop, and playing with my two cats, Max and Hermione.

Isabel is passionate about mental health awareness and education, and is currently working to develop a mobile application that will assist users in learning and using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. Isabel loves having the opportunity to build meaningful connections with Main Street members and staff and is grateful to be a part of a community that is so open, inclusive and empowering.

Max Tishler

After graduating from West Virginia University with a dual degree in Adolescent Psychology and Secondary Education, Max worked for Montgomery County Public Schools for 5 years teaching music/theatre and creative writing. He then moved on to working privately with children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Max believes in finding creative ways to bring all types of programs, support, and experiences to those with learning difficulties and any disabilities. In his free time, Max is an avid reader and enjoys writing short stories, as well as spending time cooking and baking for his friends and family.

Abby Elson

Abby is in her junior year of undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland pursuing a B.S. in Family Science and a minor in Disability Studies. She began working with Main Street as an intern in summer 2022. Abby serves as a certified peer mentor for the TerpsExceed program at University of Maryland, guiding students through their short and long-term academic, social and professional goals. Abby is passionate about building caring communities and fostering positive relationships, and cannot wait to be part of Community Coaching with Main Street members!

In her free time, you can find Abby hiking, teaching exercise classes, or playing with her English Bulldog named Charlie!