Now that March is upon us there are only a few short weeks before our two selected staff members will travel to Anaheim, CA, for the full week-long summation of their ten-week training process. Anna Jennings, our Program Manager and RISE After School Director, along with Jessica Mathias-Henderson, our THRIVE Kids and Development Director, have been working hard since the start of the new year to keep up with all the training leading up to the on-site training in California later this month.
The strategic potential of this training is immense, particularly as Anna’s role as Program Manager continues to grow and develop. Anna has been with us for almost 7 years now, faithfully working in our After School program, teaching during Summer School, and assisting however she can. She brings with her years of experience working in pre-school environments and a four-year degree from Oregon State in Human Development and Family Science. Not only that but Anna is a natural with kids and leads her program with gifting recognized by everyone around her. Adding the TBRI Practitioner certification to her repertoire will only add to the quality of our largest arm of programming (RISE) and help pave the way for future development. We are confident that TBRI will bring needed and decisive direction for the future of our programming. Ultimately, and most importantly, this leads to more and better strong, young lives!
So by now, you may be asking, “What can I do? How can I help expand the reach and critical impact of SSYO?”
We’re excited to have Anna and Jessica share with us all they’ve learned from the TBRI training when they return in late March and we’re even more excited for what this could mean for the future impact of SSYO.
Thank you for being on board this mission with us. We could not do this without you. As our Executive Director always says, “the future is ridiculously bright here at SSYO!”