The sun is still shining in this early September heat, but the season is changing. The tell-tale sign is the chill you feel in the air. Fall is on its way, and for us at Southside Youth Outreach, this means the start of a new year filled with both new and familiar faces. Last school year was filled with lots of new people and situations. This year we are thankful to have a little more familiarity in our organization and programs.
Another thing that excites me about the program this year is that we already have 18 students enrolled! In years past we’ve had only a handful of students signed up before the first day of school. Last year we started to see some traction with our highest enrollment at that time of 15 students. We topped that number this year by having 18 students enrolled before the start of school! Most of the students are returning students, but it’s exciting to see that there is a need for the care that we give and we’re only going to increase our student enrollment as the year goes on.
The amazing growth that we’ve seen over the past couple of years has been able to happen in large part because of the support of our donors and volunteers. We have a lot of ways that we can improve and grow this year and we are looking forward to sharing and celebrating with you when we do!