A very happy new year, everyone!
It’s safe to say that we all have come into 2021 with a variety of hopes and expectations. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you know these past ten months have been a tumultuous ride! For all of us, we’ve experienced (whether firsthand or were witness to) the devastation of lives lost, jobs taken away, and dreams shattered. We all began 2020 with our normal expectations and plans and then were steadily startled by how many disappointments that year held.
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” - Epictetus
In the ever-changing world of COVID-19, SouthSide Youth Outreach has done our best to keep pivoting with the pressing needs in our community. When it became apparent that school would not follow a traditional model this year, we determined to find a way to fill the gap. Our Program Manager, Anna Jennings, worked tirelessly to establish us as a fully certified childcare so we could provide a place for families in this new world of online distance learning.