Good Morning Everyone,
Here is an update about what is happening with our programs during this school year. Unfortunately, only two of our branches are up and running due to the second wave of the coronavirus and the spikes of the virus in the lower-income communities in New York City. We were forced into quarantine once again since most of our students currently reside in these neighborhoods. As a result, we are taking the necessary precautions to keep ourselves and our students safe. Thus far, the only three programs that are not running are Respectful Kings, MOE: Sewanhaka, and TWO HYPE. We were able to coordinate and make precautionary plans for Men of Elmont and STAND. Since Men of Elmont is running out of Elmont Memorial High School, we were able to strategize plans that would fit into the current school schedule. This branch is currently meeting virtually once a week. STAND has started again within this month due to it running out of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. We were able to schedule a once a month meet up at a local park in Queens, NY. I will continue to keep everyone updated on what is going on with our programs, when the next branches will start up and how we will be taking action. See you all in next week’s blog post!