Rayna Rose’s first book, The Girl Who Said Hello to Everyone, was published in 2019 and it was inspired by the loss of her father. A poem Rayna wrote while grieving would later become a book bringing real people, places, and animals from Palm Beach County to children’s homes in over 10 different countries. While Rayna has worked mostly with teens for the last decade, her experience and growth, both personally and professionally throughout her life, is relevant to people of all backgrounds and ages.
Be the First to Say Hello is a social-emotional workshop for preschool and elementary students. It creates a space for children to educate their peers through exchanging new perspectives, learning how to journal, write a thank you note, asking for help, and to be better communicators through listening and conversational training. Students are motivated to read, unlock their creativity, and gain public speaking skills throughout the workshop.
Join Rayna in envisioning a world where for generations to come, kids can represent their heritage and cultures loud and proud; where we always remember but live in a future full of hope and where communities celebrate their differences. For, “When One Grows, We All Grow.”
Other big takeaways:
- Teaching empathy
- Relatable Life Lessons on Kindness
- Tools for navigating tough emotions