Dear friends and neighbors,
In the past few weeks, I’ve participated in some wonderful – and challenging – conversations. Our incredible staff are in the process of planning to reopen the center to children and youth this summer. After being closed for so long, it’s exciting (and a little nerve wracking) that we’re finally planning for this day. And though we can all hardly wait to see these kids again, the obstacles facing us in this new era are very real.
This is why we’ve started the process so early. It will be at least a month before kids are back in our hallways. We need to make sure we’re bringing students back to the safest environment possible – an environment that is going to look very different from the last time they were with us.
As the day draws closer, we’ll update you on what is going on with programs and share what some of those safety precautions look like. In the meantime, I’m holding onto this hopeful return, a first step toward bringing our community together once again.
Please be safe, be well and take care of each other,
Becky Steinhoff, Executive Director