Happy September! We hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing, fun summer and found time to get to the pool, build sandcastles, and enjoy the warm weather. This month school is back in session, and you probably have already seen sale flyers for school supplies! Not all kids will be going back to school with shiny new notebooks and crayons, so timing is right to join with our karma yoga partner for September. We’re excited to be partnering with ourBRIDGE and eager to support their mission of helping refugee and immigrant students effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. But ourBRIDGE does much more to assist these students and their families.
ourBRIDGE is a not-for-profit organization that provides free after school care, meals, academic support and mentoring to refugee and immigrant students in the Plaza Midwood area. Their mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families. ourBRIDGE is a place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn English, and get the support they need to succeed at school and in life.
This unique after school program allows children grades K-5 to balance education and fun by participating in many diverse activities. ourBRIDGE is designed to engage the children through hands on learning in a supportive, relaxed, and enjoyable setting. On any given day a participant/child will be able to interact with his/her peers and develop new relationships with children from different schools, countries, and cultures. Through these newly formed friendships participants will learn about the many cultural aspects that make up their community. They will continue to perfect their English language skills, complete assigned school work, and receive caring support from the tutors and staff.
This month we will offer a karma yoga class on TBD. Karma yoga classes are just $5, or an item from the wish list. Additional donations will also be accepted.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. If you have time to give, send an email to Info@joinourbridge.org.
There are plenty of sales going on this month for all of the wish list items. If you’d like to help fill our donation baskets in the lobby at both locations, we will be collecting the following items (this list will also be posted in both studios):
- Dry erase markers
- Copy paper
- Construction Paper
It feels good to Be Good!