After a wonderful holiday, Peter Paul is geared up for the second semester of the 2017 – 2018 school year. As new friends join the ranks of our mentoring program and we prepare for a big event next month, we are excited to see what and who else will come our way in the new year. Thank you to everyone who supported our children, families, and seniors during the holidays and we hope to see you soon!
We hope that this issue reaches you after a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. In this time of giving thanks, Peter Paul is grateful for so much! As we near the end of this first semester in the 2017-2018 school year, we are thankful to have our beautiful and newly expanded facility. We are also thankful to have so many incredible people that fill it every single day. Our children, parents, mentors, tutors, educators, volunteers, and many more make our space a joyful place to be. We hope that the stories below reflect the joyfulness that we feel at the Center and in our satellite sites.
October may have felt like summer in RVA but Peter Paul is getting into the fall spirit! Our 4th Annual Rise & Shine Breakfast was a memorable experience, with powerful words from a Peter Paul parent! We also have a relatively new member of the volunteer family, who has brought his love for gardening and for the community to the Center. This issue is chock-full of great updates and stories – enjoy!
It’s that time of year once again! Richmond and Peter Paul are back to school. We are excited to have our students with us again, equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their family, community, and society. We look forward to yet another year of academic growth and community building!
That’s a wrap on Summer Promise 2017! We have had an incredible seven weeks with our students. The Center has been a beehive of activity that has included creative art projects, a cooking program, learning to swim, many field trips, and so much more! The children will be back with us on September 18. We hope to see you here in the coming school year!