A Look at 2021 from CEO, Drew Glassford
While there were many challenges for our communities this past year, because of your generous support – I am pleased to share we have much to celebrate. We are blessed with an extraordinary and hard-working team, committed community partners, and generous donors who have all helped make a difference in the lives of our children and families. As 2021 draws to a close – we wanted to share a few of our highlights with you.
We’ve expanded our after-school programming into Lake-in-the-Hills Elementary school, welcoming Jon Nawrocki as a new Site Director, and restarted our program at Sunny Hill Elementary School, welcoming Kara Fuerholzer as its new Site Director.
We welcomed Jen Farag as our new Director of 21st Century Learning Centers to further develop our collaboration with our school district and community partners to improve our efficacy in academic support, family support, and community engagement. Jen also revamped our STEM programming this year by helping develop a weekly STEM kit curriculum, which are circulating each site to enhance members’ interest in STEM and to encourage children to find their niche. Tripti Math became our full-time Director of STEM Programs to focus on this key area of emphasis for our members.
While this last year has brought additional hardship and uncertainty to many, it makes us feel extra grateful for what we have been able to accomplish together. Thank you to our Board of Directors, community partners, staff, friends of the Club, and our generous donors for helping us serve our mission and improve the lives of children and families. We are hopeful and confident that 2022 will be another year of celebrations – and look forward to our continued work together. We appreciate all you have done for us.