Our promotion and graduation ceremonies provided a point of reflection for our student leaders. All remarked in some way the realization that as a collective their class has grown through the support of their peers, school teams, and families. They spoke of their challenges that forged new definitions in their character. They expressed their gratitude for the people in their lives who love and counsel them. Our students demonstrated the self-realization that they are remarkably powerful when they share their enthusiasm for their pathways with each other and our community.
The weeks ahead are an opportunity for us to encourage our youth to experience something different or more deeply that will further shape their learning and development. The crest of summer bares transition time for us as their parents, guardians and educators as well. It is a time to pause so we can reconnect and listen to their wonderings, concerns, and aspirations about who they are becoming. They need the assurance of our support and guidance as they make the ascent to this next phase of their learning journey.
Together WE are there for our children, pushing them towards their goals, celebrating the thrill of their triumphs, and delighting in their realization that they are capable of becoming what they dream to be.