CREATING A BRIGHTER TOMORROW STARTING TODAY!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to the current issues and concerns involving the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States our organization has made several adjustments to programming to better serve our youth and families. Please know that the safety and health of our participants and staff is our highest priority. So, please refer back to our site for program updates and locations. Please stay safe!
Executive Director Note:
Have you gone Quarantine Crazy in 2020? In the midst of what can only be described as strange times, I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well.
As I prepared this update, I never imagined I would be sending it to you in the middle of a global pandemic. Like you, I thought we would be in the swing of our usual winter activities. We were looking forward to all the holiday celebrations, but life threw us all a major curveball. So, as a valued supporter, I am writing to let you know how Destined for Success has fared and adjusted this year.
Without a doubt, 2020 hit our organization hard. We were prepared for an incredible summer, but due to mandatory quarantining, location closings or shutdowns, and the fear and uncertainty of group settings, we were forced to make some difficult decisions. Our number one priority was the safety and health of our participants and staff.
Destined for Success is not a large nonprofit organization and is still in its infancy. Unfortunately, our size did not make our organization eligible for pandemic relief funds or employees the ability to collect unemployment, but through it all we continued to do our best to serve.
In 2021 we will focus on more one-on-one and small group sessions to address continued COVID-19 concerns and issues. We have also added basis COVID-19 survival skills to our sessions which include proper handwashing, using sanitizer, and the importance of the MASK! With technology playing a major role in social distancing we are pleased to note that even some of our sessions will now be done virtually utilizing ZOOM.
Sure, it would have been easy to get discouraged in 2020, but we persevered. We know that every little thing that we do makes a difference. We are genuinely excited about 2021 and extremely grateful for supporters like you. Because of your generosity and continued support we are able to continue “creating a brighter tomorrow starting today!”
Thank you for helping us continue to make a difference by giving your support to the young people we serve – even in the midst of a pandemic. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
What does Life Skills Education mean to us?
It’s the real and tangible skills young people need to successfully navigate life and develop to their fullest potential. Life skills education gives young people the tools and support they need to interact with others more effectively. To make informed decisions. To set and achieve goals. To problem solve. To resolve conflict. To become responsible, caring, and productive citizens.
It's true. Without life skills education, young people are radically more susceptible to a host of problems. Like Bullying. Violence. Substance Abuse. Dropping out of school. And Unemployment