Supporting Students Wherever They Are…

When school buildings closed this past March, it disrupted learning for thousands of students across North Carolina. Many students have fallen behind in their classes and some are even at risk for dropping out. Additionally, the stress and emotional strain of isolation has worn heavily on many of our most vulnerable students and now – more than ever – they need the social and emotional support of a caring adult to help them recover from this trauma.

So whether they are learning in the socially-distant classroom or from home, students will be facing a school year like no other. They will need more supports than ever before, and we will be there. Our Student Support Specialists and College & Career Coaches will be working with students online and in their communities: Making sure they show up or log-in to class. Hand-delivering homework packets to students in rural areas who are without Wi-Fi. And supplying food supports to those students who previously depended on school for healthy meals each day.

CLICK HERE to read about Samara, a student who’s been helped by virtual supports during Covid-19.

The work ahead is incredible, but we know we can support students on their path to a brighter future and help provide equitable opportunities for students across our state. We know this because we have been doing it for more than 30 years. And in the 2019-20 school year, we pivoted our services from in-person to virtual/remote to continue serving students despite COVID-19.

We will continue doing whatever it takes to make sure all kids have a chance to succeed! Please follow along on our social channels to see this work in action, sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter and consider making a donation to help us support students across the state. Thank you for joining us in these efforts!