The word "hero" means something very different this year. Throughout the seemingly endless challenges 2020 has dealt time and time again, a new type of hero has risen to the forefront: 
  • The nurses and doctors, working on the frontlines of Covid-19.
  • The researchers, spending endless hours testing potential vaccines.
  • The teachers, learning new methods to connect and teach their students.
  • The parents, juggling work, homeschool, parenting and more. 
  • The kids, who had their entire lives upended and are trying to adapt as best their little bodies can. 
  • The essential workers, showing up every day and facing risks.
  • The small business owners, making choices that affect their families, staff and community. 
During our 40th anniversary year, EPIC is celebrating every kind of hero. Who is yours? We want to know. We are collecting nominations for Heroes now through August 31, and winners will be honored throughout our annual Heroes celebration this fall. Click here to submit your nomination!

In other news, we are kicking off "40 Days of Family Fun" to help your family make the most of this quarantined summer. This Tuesday, be sure to tune in at 7pm to our Facebook page , where we will be live-streaming our first "Three Generations" family game show! A little "Family Fued" meets "Newlywed Game", the show will feature three generations of a local family with some friendly competition and on-the-spot questions. First up is the Banks family: Aiden, CJ and James. Hope to "see" you there!

(PS- For your family to participate in our game show, just e-mail us to book your spot!)

Stay safe, stay well, and as always, know we are here for you.

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team