Dear Friends of Joshua Group,
As we come across the threshold of this past year and all the changes we have been through since COVID disrupted our world, we want to thank you for being faithful supporters of Joshua Group and each and every student that comes through our doors.
For over the past 20 years, we have had the privilege of serving at-risk youth in the Allison Hill community by offering access to educational opportunities made available through our academic programs. We continue to reach students through our J Crew After-School Program, Student Scholarship Program, our Preschool and Kindergarten Programs and our Summer Learning Program. All of these are designed to expand access to educational opportunities for at-risk youth in Harrisburg and help maximize their academic potential.
One of our favorite programs each year is our Summer Learning Program. This program for 150 K-8 Harrisburg City neighborhood students is designed to stem summer learning losses, as well as offer enrichment opportunities for students in a broad range of activities. For seven weeks, our students are able to explore, excel and engage through individualized academic remediation, as well as the opportunity to discover the world around them. After the craziness of this past year, we are especially looking forward to offering students not only an intense academic course, but also fun, enriching opportunities to express their creativity, develop curiosity in music and art, and explore nature and the community.
We are excited as we begin the planning stages of our Summer Program, and are looking for creative ways to continue to manage our programs through the continued guidelines we receive.
We are also continuing to look towards the future and to the next steps of how to best support our students, families and community through this upending crisis and to be a beacon of hope for our young people that are struggling.
Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you.
Thank you for your continued support and partnering with us in our continued efforts to reach our most vulnerable. Without you, none of this is possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.