Our Sequel Maker team has been busy the first half of this year collaborating, debating, and defining what the Sequel Maker program will become. Most importantly we have defined it's purpose (why it exists!).
The purpose of Sequel Makers is: Helping Jack's thrive, helping you thrive as a Sequel Maker, and helping each other thrive as Sequel Makers.
Here are some rough, working examples of what that might look like upon rollout:
We have also defined a "Sequel Maker" as “someone who cared for and lost their loved one after facing a health crisis.”
So, what’s our plan to bring Sequel Makers to life?
Our team wants your help to create this new corner of our broader coalition. Which is why we are holding a kick-off event on National Grief Awareness Day (August 30th) that we’re calling the “Sequel Makers First Pitch Party”. The purpose of this event is to CONNECT and help us CREATE the future of the Sequel Makers COMMUNITY. Come hang out, and even pitch your ideas to help shape Sequel Makers. Welcome to participate are Sequel Makers (male or female) as well as anyone who supports the bereaved in a professional capacity. To learn more and register for the Sequel Makers First Pitch Party on August 30th, please click here. For those that are grieving hard and not all interested in a party/celebration, we see you. If you aren't interested or able to attend the event but you have ideas to share with us about how we can best show up for Sequel Makers like you please fill out this simple form and our Sequel Makers Champion Patrick Triemert will reach out to you.
We are making some changes to our current programming:
We are excited to be strengthening our coalition and improving the way we show up for what can be the most challenging phase of any caregiving journey. With your engagement, encouragement, and support we know we will succeed.
The Sequel Makers Development Team
Led by Patrick Triemert and supported by Justin Nicolay, Dustin Cesarek, Richard Anderson, Travis Robertson, Mark Mattson, Alan Christensen, Jeff Myhre, Haley Kline, and Kyle Woody