The colorful characters of world famous Sesame Street are calling another international location home with a new Sesame Room at the USO Naples located in Capodichino Air terminal location in Naples, Italy.
The vibrant colors and smile-inducing Muppets brighten the center, as well as the spirits of military members and families transitioning to or from Naples. The USO Naples Sesame Room is an extension of Sesame’s ongoing partnership with the USO to provide support for America’s military children through their “Talk, Listen, Connect” program for military families.
“Thanks to the generosity of Sesame Street, the support of NSA Naples and the committed effort of the members of the USO Naples Volunteer Committee, children in transit have a very special place to spend their transit time,“ said Sabrina Pullido, Area Director of USO Naples and Rome.
In 2009, Sesame Workshop delivered a “room-in-a-box” to 35 locations across the United States, bringing the furry, familiar cheer of Sesame’s Muppet characters to enliven children’s spaces in places like military hospitals, libraries, child care centers and family support centers. The project was so well-received that Sesame decided to roll out a second round of rooms.
Sesame Workshop’s Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC) program addresses the very difficult issues faced by military families: deployment, homecomings and changes. Military families visiting the USO Naples Sesame Room will be able to obtain a free copy of Sesame’s TLC DVD.