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Apr

2018

Daybreak Returns to Villa

Daybreak and Villa are no strangers to each other. The  nationally  aired ABC "Come All Ye Faithful, Christmas Midnight Mass” was recorded at The Villa Maria Chapel, and some animation for the Daybreak documentary “Building a Basilica” was created in the classrooms in Villa.

Daybreak Productions is proud to be again working with Villa Maria College on a video to inform the public about the success of Villa's "Achieve Program" which focuses on helping students with learning differences.  Daybreak Productions recorded an all-day interview session at Villa Maria College interviewing students in the program, tutors, teachers and the director of the program, Melissa Zgliczynski.

In 2015, Zgliczynski noticed there was a clear need for support, “I noticed students getting frustrated because they wanted to meet expectations, but just couldn’t,” she said. “One tutoring session wasn’t enough to make an impact when challenges arose every class.”

Between entering a new environment, a schedule change, and an intense workload, the transition from high school to college can be difficult for the best of students. These challenges can be especially intimidating for students with learning differences, who may need more support than the average college student. From this observation, Villa’s Achieve Program was born.

In its third year, the Achieve Program has seen some impressive results, including an 80 percent retention rate, and part of that is due to the hands on training in the use of assistive technology.  Zgliczynski mentioned in her interview: “In the program our students have a variety of learning differences. The majority have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism. All the computers in our tutoring room have assistive technology. They have software that can read books, tests and webpages out loud to the students, and we also have technology that the students can dictate into the computer.” Zgliczynski mentions that constant communication and planning between the faculty, students, parents and directors have contributed to the program’s success.

Dr. Will Meyer, Assistant professor of Social Sciences at Villa Maria College expressed the uniqueness of the Achieve program; “There is no other program like this in Buffalo that would provide this kind of robust, carefully planned support for college students with learning disabilities.”

The video will be available on Villa Maria’s webpage to inform parents and students of the advantages of the Achieve program. 



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22

Mar

2018

Polish Palm Weaving

Daybreak Productions is proud to be part of an ongoing video series, "From Table to Altar and Back", documenting the intimate bond between the Polish American family and church during Holy Week and Easter. This project is spearheaded by Rev. Dr. Czesław M. Krysa, author and renowned expert on PolAm family spirituality and ritual, as well as documented community leader and master artist.

Just released before Palm Sunday are three palm weaving tutorials which surround the holiday. Featured are experts in the creation of the Polish Flower Palm Branch, The Crown of Thorns Weave, and the Italian Cross & Heart Weave. During the tutorials there are also pleasant stories of traditions and memories shared by Father Krysa and the artists themselves.

Videos can be seen on the St. Casimir Buffalo YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDiOphbP0uAo6MOlD2TwY7w

This video project is made possible with seed funding from The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College.

St. Casimir YouTube video: Crown of Thorns
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12

Feb

2018

What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

Most people know that 795 Main Street in Buffalo, NY is home to Central Administration for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. But, have you ever wondered, what do all these different departments do, what are they responsible for, what are they planning that will help people in our Diocese?


We did, so we grabbed our equipment and started to pop-in on people in different departments to find the answer. So far we have heard about: the March for Life from the Pro-Life Department, the Youth Convention from a Diocesan Youth Board Member, an upcoming Social Media Workshop from the Communication Department and a new initiative for a Parish Addiction Advocate which is coming out of the Family Life Department.


There are many departments at 795 Main Street, and the good people who work in them are striving to help those in our diocese. So, keep a look out for these short, inspiring posts! They can be seen on the Daybreak TV Productions Facebook page. Please remember to “like” and share our posts. 
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22

Jan

2018

Daybreak is proud to be part of the Catholic Charities 2018 Campaign

Daybreak is proud to be part of the Catholic Charities 2018 Campaign entitled “love your neighbor”, by producing a “two story” video project that has been in the works since the summer of 2017.

The video features the Multisystemic Therapy Program (MST) which enriches families and addresses youth problematic behaviors.
In their story, a teen, Rachaele and her mother Jessica reveal how their lives were positively changed following the resources and help they received from Catholic Charities.

Another Catholic Charities program featured is Project HOPE(Helping Older People Excel)which provides assistance for individuals that are 60 years of age or older, with a mental health diagnosis.
The video explains how Mark, a senior with mental and physical disabilities, has undergone “life – changing experiences” through the help of his counselor John and the staff at Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities Mission has been protecting, strengthening and empowering the people of Western New York since 1923 and Daybreak is honored to help share their stories.
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Jan

2018

Father David Richards is featured in "National Catholic Register"


Father David Richards is featured in "National Catholic Register." In a Word segments are short, fast-paced videos that deliver a solid Catholic message for youth ages 13-19.

“Daybreak called me and wanted to discuss the idea of doing YouTube videos geared toward middle- and high-school students,” said Father Richards, who was recently appointed administrator at Our Lady of Pompeii parish in Lancaster, New York. “They told me I would be a good fit.”

“Daybreak was experimenting with programming ideas directed toward a younger audience for a couple of years when the concept for In A Word evolved,” explained Claire Rung, executive producer for Daybreak TV Productions in the Diocese of Buffalo. “The reviews have been very good. We are happy with the initial view count, ranging from 500-3,000, without a promotions budget. Young people are beginning to like our Facebook and YouTube channel.”

Said Father Richards, “The videos are like a minute-long homily” that cover topics like body image, sin, loss, saints, peace and the future.

“These quick YouTube videos are key in attracting young people; you have to speak their language,” said the internet-savvy priest.

For example, in his video “Decisions,” Father Richards tells viewers that every decision they make is a choice. “Saying ‘Yes’ to one thing means saying ‘No’ to another. Decisions affect others, ourselves and God.” He adds that every decision, even the little ones, either good or bad, have consequences.

He goes on to quote St. Francis de Sales, who said, “Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and be that perfectly.”

Father Richards concludes the video by saying: “God made us for a good purpose, and we should do everything we can in our daily lives to live that out by the decisions we make.” Christine A. Smyczynski writes from Getzville, New York.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/priests-make-use-of-social-media-to-reach-their-flocks

                                                    

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