I am dedicating this newsletter to my staff, family, and friends. I want to especially recognize Marjorie Hodson, founder of Literacy Overcomes Boundaries, and the NJ Junior Tennis Association. One week before the state lockdown, they held their annual platform tennis tournament and donated the proceeds to the Boxwood Learning Center. It was this donation that helped us keep our doors open during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to all who donated, and thank you to the Union County Youth Services Commission for the $50k grant to partially fund the education of eligible youth in Union County.
Please watch my short progress video of what we are able to do when friends support. In addition, read the articles below, written by two of our champions.
Note: At the writing of this article, six program youth received their high school diplomas between 9/1/2020 - 10/15/2020.
Marie Thelusma-Chase, CFRE