A Message From Our CEO
Welcome back! I hope you took the time to relax over the holiday break and feel rejuvenated for the new year. I am excited for 2021 and the restoration it will bring. Even following the senseless acts from the violent mob who rushed the United States Capitol on January 6th, I am still hopeful, as I have experienced the resilience of our community. I do, however, recognize the effects that visually witnessing the insurrection may have had on our scholars. They may not be able to fully articulate their feelings, but they were definitely witness to the disturbing events as well as the reactions to them.
I invite you to use this opportunity to have the conversations and answer the tough questions, candidly, open and honestly. Our Social-Emotional Learning staff, school social workers, and support staff stand at-the-ready for any student in need of support following the trauma that may linger. Additionally, below you will find resources to help you begin conversations with your child should you need a starting point.
Your U Prep school community is recharged and gearing up for the second half of the school year. In this issue, you will hear from an alum on how U Prep helped to mold her career goals and educational path, Traditionally, many of us set new year goals or resolutions, and you'll hear from some of our students, faculty, and staff who have set their own for 2021. The goal for U Prep is to continue our focus to properly prepare our youth to become change agents in this global society, through a culturally responsive lens, no matter the climate.
Yours in Community,