It’s been a while since I have posted much, and that trend may continue. Things are definitely picking up!
I continue to have great conversations with community members. One this week was with someone who has grown kids, but is deeply invested in our schools and the success of all.
One thing I try to do beyond listening is discuss with the person ideas of how could we address an issue, who else we can engage on an issue, where does he/she/they think the problem first arose and what was the response and the like.
It could be that we’re missing a pretty obvious solution. Or, as it is more likely, the answer is not easy and it will take work, time, energy, trying again….
One other highlight was getting to learn more about the resource TreeHouse. It’s not a resource that works for everyone because of its religious component, but at the very least its mission of ending hopelessness among teens is one that everyone should be able to respect.
We were able to get a bunch of lawn signs up last weekend, and keep getting requests for more. If you haven’t seen the one you requested go up yet, give us a little time. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want one and haven’t requested, visit our Get Involved page.