We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on what an incredible experience Changing the Odds has been, and thank every single one of you for participating in this exciting program with us. Through weekly sessions filled with icebreakers, energizers, team builders, activities, project planning and lessons, we have realized our mission to provide safe and supportive spaces with caring facilitators who have empowered you to become thriving, successful, and engaged young adults in our Bronx community. We are proud of you and of all that we have done together.
It is with a heavy heart that we have to let you know, that despite our best efforts, we were not given funding to continue this program. As a result, we will not be able to return to your school next year. As you can imagine, we are devastated by this news. Though we have tried hard to find ways to continue the program, we have been unsuccessful.
Even without us, you are the power behind changing the odds! We have seen you plan and execute targeted, thoughtful, and innovative community service projects that have contributed not only to the growth and development of our community, but to your own growth and development. It has been a pleasure to be able to work with you, and it has been a privilege getting to know you all. Moving forward, we hope you continue to use the skills and knowledge that you have gained, and continue to change the odds in your communities. And though we will no longer be a part of your school community, Morris Heights Health Center continues to provide resources and support that will always be available to you.
It’s hard to not be able to share this news in person, but know that we are thinking of you, celebrating you, and wishing you the very best!