Back-to-school season at HFH may look a little different this year, but our families and staff have found ways to adapt and reimagine many of our most cherished traditions—from virtual Moving Up Ceremonies to socially distanced backpack giveaways.
As children at HFH get ready to return to classes, several of their parents are starting on a learning journey of their own—Allie's Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment has begun leading its first in-person culinary training classes, offering parents the chance to learn foundational skills, like proper cutting techniques, in a safe and socially distanced setting. This summer, our staff spent time planning for the school year ahead, while also collaborating on the creation of an HFH-wide Virtual Summer Day Camp, allowing campers to participate in a daily schedule of nature, STEM, fitness, arts, and literacy activities. As the school year begins, staff at HFH Early Childhood Education Centers and K-12 Afterschool & Recreation are preparing to offer a slate of in-person and virtual programming for their students.
Meanwhile, HFH staff in all departments have been busy providing guidance, enrichment, and individualized support to families as they prepare for the year to come.