We hope everyone is taking care during this trying and unique time in our world and nation’s history. Since our move towards social distancing, our team has been working around the clock to creatively adapt and design programming to ensure our youth and families will continue to receive the support they have come to know and expect of Tree Street. Though moving to remote work and programming has posed its own unique challenges, Tree Street has always prided itself on being nimble and responsive to the needs of the community with youth voice always leading the way! Below you will see the ways we have adapted programming to ensure we can continue to carry out our mission and achieve our vision of “cultivating leaders who fear less, love more, and dream big boldly shaping the future to create communities united across lines of difference!”
Julia Sleeper, Executive Director
Tree Street like so many others have taken instructions of social distancing very seriously leading to the closing of our facility since March 13, 2020 in line with Lewiston Public Schools. At that point all staff were instructed to begin working from home as we rapidly developed a strategy to adapt program offerings in order to limit the impact on our youth and families in this unprecedented time. We also continue to have our professional cleaning service work on sanitizing our facility during the time when programming is out of the building to ensure safety upon people’s return. Currently we do not have an exact date of return as our goal is to follow the lead of the public school systems. We will be constantly re-evaluating circumstances to ensure returning to normal programming as soon as possible.
Middle and High School Offerings
College/ Career Challenge Activities
Community Food Dispensing Support
Direct Family/ Youth Support
Virtual mentoring is designed to provide a more personalized connection for youth during social distancing. These program supports are designed to be relationship-driven and personalized to each youth’s needs. Mentoring sessions are focused on supporting youth with navigating their social/emotional needs, positive decision making, and goal setting. Mentors are connected based on personality and shared interest. As with all Tree Street programming, all Mentoring is designed to be opt-in based on student willingness/interest.
Intentional Small Mentoring Groups
Tutoring/ Aspirations Planning