We hope that this newsletter finds all of you safe and in good health. What unusual, uncertain, and historical times we're living through with the coronavirus and the current civil unrest. It is our hope that real, societal change comes from these dual challenges to help bring the promise of America to more of our society regardless of race or socioeconomic status.
Regarding the coronavirus, unfortunately, in early March, the Los Ayudantes in-class tutoring program came to an abrupt end. At first, volunteers in general, were restricted from coming to the schools. Then the schools themselves closed down for distance learning. While we would have loved to have to continued in some capacity such as distance tutoring, the lack of teacher supervision in a distance tutoring situation was prohibitive.
We will be working with the administrations at both Kennedy and MIT over the summer to determine if we will be able to continue in the Fall in a volunteer capacity either in-person or virtually. The moment we know, we will let you know when we can begin safely tutoring again.
I know I speak for all of our tutors when I say that we miss the students greatly, and we wish them well in their future.
I know I also speak for all our tutors and the Los Ayudantes Board when I say how much we appreciate teachers. They have come through heroically for the students during this very difficult time. A big "thank you" to all the teachers with whom we worked this year!
We hope you have a wonderful summer! Stay safe.