“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.
We hope this article finds you in good health & high spirits. As most of you may already know, we’re currently running our very first program since the state of emergency was declared back in March. The program is our 2020 version of RISE Summer School. Despite countless hurdles & challenges, we worked diligently to figure out a safe & healthy way to get kids back in a learning environment. Our Summer School programs have historically been amongst our most successful initiatives. The reasons for this sustained success are many. There’s one ingredient specifically that I truly believe sets, not only this program, but our entire organization apart from other youth focused organizations. That lone reason is the caliber of our staff.
Hello SSYO Family.
I hope this message finds all of you in high spirits and good health. As I look around the world today, I feel all of the tension and conflict that affects us all. Yet I’ve been reminded daily of all that we have to be grateful for.