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 socially distant 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
As the school year approaches, and summer winds to an end Tree Street, like so many others, has worked hard to get creative and respond to community needs while honoring social distancing and keeping the safety of all our youth, staff, and families in the highest priority. Upon the announcement of the state of emergency, on March 13, 2020, we made the difficult decision to close the facility. At this point, our staff were instructed to work from home; they tirelessly endeavored to develop an adapted programming model, so that we might continue to serve the community despite the difficulties of distance. At the time, we implemented what we called ” Virtual After School”– online enrichments & tutoring to supplement traditional programming, while helping students achieve end of year academic goals. As state and CDC guidelines evolved, we chose to open for our 7-week summer session with limited capacity. After a successful, and sanitary, summer session we are now ready to launch our Fall 2020 programming schedule!
It is our intent to mirror the existing schedule of local schools, so our students have the support they need on remote learning days. By grouping youth in two distinct cohorts, complementing their blended and remote school schedules, it is our goal to provide support programming and structures during these unprecedented times. Below you will find a daily/weekly example schedule. To begin the registration process or request more information please follow the link below!