When we convened in September to watch the Science World lights sparkle in blue and green for ONE TO ONE day, we never imagined our 30th year would end early with the thud of a pandemic-induced stoppage.
But, as I’ve said many times to anyone who listens, ONE TO ONE attracts and connects the best people, whether they’re our tutors, school coordinators, staff, donors or board members. This spring, we’ve all pulled together to refocus on our commitment to serve children – especially as the compounded literacy learning loss of the summer slide and the COVID-19 slide our students will face this September becomes a more pressing reality.
And through this, dear tutors, you really shone.
Whether it was donating to our Keep the Pages Turning fundraiser, sharing the content of our Facebook campaign to support parents, or taking the time to complete tutor surveys and speak with your program assistant, your involvement was crucial to us navigating through this uncertain spring.
And, because of your support and input, I’m excited to confirm that our program will be back in the fall.
No matter if COVID-19 worsens, improves or stays the same the health and safety of our tutors and students is paramount. So, over the summer, we will be re-tooling, re-training and re-launching so we can be ready to offer a virtual version of our traditional program in the fall.
Later this summer, we will be inviting all tutors to a virtual townhall to share our plans in more detail and answer your questions. I look forward to connecting with you then.
Carol, Executive Director