For the first time ever, the Sesame Workshop Annual Benefit is available online! Tune in to help us celebrate and reflect on Coming Together, our ongoing commitment to racial justice. Gayle King hosts this virtual event, inviting special guests Michelle Obama, John Oliver, Jon Batiste, Amanda Gorman, and many more to celebrate our work on behalf of children around the world.
Building on more than five decades of prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, “Coming Together” is a long-term racial justice initiative rooted in research and guided by consultation with experts. Designed to provide families with the tools they need to build racial literacy, have open conversations with young children, engage allies and advocates to become upstanders against racism, and more, “Coming Together” includes a groundbreaking racial justice educational framework, ongoing research, and a rolling release of new content for families.
我们推出的人道主义节目《边学边玩》（Play to Learn）以支持孟加拉国的难民儿童与监护者，该地区也是世界最大的难民营之一。目前，第一个罗辛亚布偶角色——六岁的双胞胎努尔（Noor）和阿齐兹（Aziz）出现在开创性的教育媒体上，为受流离失所和新冠疫情双重危机影响的家庭带来有趣学习的变革性力量。
“Through Our Eyes,” Sesame Workshop’s first documentary series, spotlights the perspectives of children experiencing some of the most challenging issues facing families today—homelessness, parental incarceration, military caregiving, and climate displacement. Designed for adult co-viewing with kids 9 and older, the four 30-minute films launch July 22 on HBO Max.
A new Sesame Workshop study elevating the voices and views of children ages 6-11 and their parents found that the majority of children believe people of different races are not treated fairly in this country. Sesame Workshop’s “Coming Together: Family Reflections on Racism” study was conducted to better understand how the events of last summer were affecting and being perceived by children.
Headspace and Sesame Workshop have teamed up to create “Goodnight, World!”—a podcast for children and families using meditation and mindfulness techniques. With stories, soothing soundscapes and more, “Goodnight, World!” can help little ones feel secure and relaxed as they transition from their active days to naptime or bedtime.
The beloved South African children’s show is back with a new season focused on diversity and inclusion. All-new episodes filled with playful learning feature Elmo, Zuzu, Kami, and friends having new adventures and embracing the message of “Ubuntu”—I am because we are—by learning that everyone is unique and special in their own way.
As part of our global initiative with SC Johnson, we’re releasing new videos and tools to foster curiosity and encourage kids and caregivers to explore science through everyday questions. Sesame Street friends like Elmo and Ernie add fun and bring the learning to life.
Our Critical Needs Response Fund helps us meet vulnerable children’s most urgent needs—whatever and wherever they may be. Right now, this fund supports our Caring For Each Other initiative in India, where COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high, affecting families across the country.
Sesame Workshop has teamed up with the Ad Council for a series of PSAs featuring Elmo, his dad Louie, and Sesame Street friends, all to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Fun new spots including “I’ll Be Seeing U,” performed by the Letter U, remind viewers that vaccines for grownups are readily available and can lead to sunnier days ahead.
New videos created with support from SC Johnson feature Elmo and his dad modeling healthy routines around bedtime, bath time, and sick days. Part of our “Caring for Each Other” initiative, the videos will reach families across the globe—with more resources to help families build a healthier, more sustainable world coming soon.