We can’t believe that the school year is almost at an end! The month of May was packed with so many wonderful celebrations that you can read about in this issue. We also have some fantastic things to look forward to in just a few weeks, when Summer Promise 2017 will begin!
On Thursday, March 30, we filled the gym with good energy, music, people, and info! At this spring’s Get Your Money, Honey Info Feast, Richmond Promise Neighborhood@PPDC offered our community members education and resources on finances and money management. In total, seventeen partnering agencies like Virginia Poverty Law Center, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, and Park Sterling Bank (to name just a few!) were present to provide their information and programming to help folks reach financial goals and success.
We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Director of Education, Dr. Stephanie Bassett! With seventeen years of service in K-12 education, Dr. Bassett brings experience in instructional best practices, increasing student achievement, working with diverse groups, and parent and community involvement.
One of our PDPC Mentors, Rodney Willett, recently sponsored a group of Peter Paul mentees and their mentors to visit Wintergreen. Rodney is a regular at Wintergreen and wanted to share his love for the ski resort and the Blue Ridge Mountains with his Peter Paul friends. On Saturday, February 4,….
We’re thrilled to begin a new year at Peter Paul! Our students are continuing to learn and enjoy programming in a new space at PPDC Central, and we had a wonderful time celebrating the completion of our building expansion for the Grand Opening event with our friends and supporters. While the Center may look and feel different, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to our students and community. Join us to see what is in store for Peter Paul in 2017!