Educational Opportunities Using the Power of Puppetry raised over $5000 to provide 10 educational programs on sensitive issues affecting children, free of charge to local schools and community organizations. These programs include specific information on topics such as bullying, child abuse, childhood obesity, anger manager, team work, conflict resolution, mental health and effective communication. Each program will be followed with an interactive session allowing children and adults to ask questions directly with the puppets about the program(s) they saw. As the puppets come to life, children identify with them and open up as if they were trusted friends. Each program will be evaluated to determine a positive change in knowledge, attitude and/or behavior.