And we’re off!
Our 2018-2019 program year has been in full swing for a couple of weeks and we are already creating many fond memories. We are enjoying reconnecting with familiar faces, as well as building bonds with new friends. We are identifying and delighting in shared interests and learning from each other’s unique perspectives and differences.
This month, we will be engaging the Sarah Heinz House community in our “Be Kind” initiative. This year long endeavor seeks to further build and strengthen our welcoming and inclusive culture. We pride ourselves on the strong sense of belonging our youth annually report having and aspire to be a place where 100% of our youth feel accepted, valued and celebrated for who they are. Together, we will bridge divides, foster understanding and develop empathetic, collaborative leaders who will transform our community. This is not a simple or easy task, and candidly, we are not equipped to tackle the challenge alone.
As our valued partner, we need you to walk alongside us in solidarity on this journey. We ask you to hold us and yourselves accountable for upholding a positive environment and kind approach to those we/you encounter within our walls. If you see someone being unkind, say something. If you see a person struggling, intervene. Share your constructive feedback with us when we are the ones exhibiting contrary or inconsistent behavior. We may be unaware of an unintended impact, or we may have just failed in a given moment. We view your willingness to share your thoughts and perspective as a sign of trust and a belief in our willingness and ability to continually improve.
Thank you in advance for helping to position us and our kids for success in the 2018-2019 program year!
“In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind.”
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