A Note From Our Staff
As we approach the middle of the year and reflect on a series of months (and the full year prior) that have been ever-changing, I am once again amazed by the resilience, creativity, and commitment of the BEST Kids team, youth, and mentors. Despite remote outings, events, and activities, our youth and mentors have been able to remain connected - and in more cases than not have thrived! But like many of us, our youth and mentors alike are eager to get offline and back to in-person connections.
With the increase in available COVID-19 vaccinations and changing regulations across the D.C. Metro Area, we hope to do just that! The BEST Kids team is looking forward to returning to safe in-person activities with our youth, mentors, and supporters in the coming months. As are our mentoring matches! In recent weeks, we've seen more and more matches returning to one-on-one in-person outings - from outdoor yoga classes to summer festivals and more. Some of these matches were made during the height of quarantine and have never interacted off the screen. As we all start to establish our new normal, I look forward to watching the progress of new and old matches as we navigate hybrid connections together!
Check out our COVID-19 Response Resources to learn more about how we plan to keep our mentors and mentees safe as we make the transition to in-person outings and events. Learn more about BEST Kids events at bestkids.org/events and stay up to date with our team and mentoring matches on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @BESTKidsDC.
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