The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hardships to each and every one of us. It has taken resources, support, and resolve for each of us to cope with this challenging time. However, not everyone has equal access to these resources. I have felt concern throughout the last year about the effect that the pandemic is having on the most vulnerable children among us. For many students, school provides stability and support they depend on. In the absence of that safe space, they are suffering. This concern prompted me to write an op-ed for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that was recently published. I invite you to read it (available here) and share it with others who may not be as aware of this unseen cost of the pandemic.
The Bradley Center is committed to serving children and families and equipping them with the skills they need to thrive. We have a unique opportunity to help the children in our care through this tumultuous time. The skills that we help them develop now will serve them for decades to come. Thank you for joining us in our mission of building lives of possibility.