This year, school is more uncertain for our families due to COVID-19. For many, this means choosing between in-person classes or online learning. What are your thoughts regarding virtual vs. classroom learning? ... See MoreSee Less
First, I think we should all acknowledge that it's a tough situation and education is not a one size fit all structure anyway so to make public health policies that work for everyone in an educational setting is very difficult. I think digital education can and does work for many, especially older elementary, middle and high school. However, special needs children and our younger elementary kids need in person education. Again, there's no one solution for everyone, but I wish people in general would be more kind in considering that many parents work full time (a lot of them health workers on the front line) and cannot be home to supervise digital learning. With that said, any teacher that is high risk should not have to be made to teach in person and risk her/his health for their job. This is hard for everyone and understanding that the answer for each child/family may look different is the first step in solving this crisis together.
As students get ready for back to school, Youth Villages is helping ease the stress of affording school supplies. Through the Backpack Heroes program, they're filling 1,100 new backpacks with school supplies. All of it is donated by businesses throughout Middle Tennessee. Organizers say everyone inv...
Backpack Heroes is in full swing, but we still need your support to ensure our youth have the necessary tools to achieve their academic goals, whether they are physically back in the classroom or completing their coursework at home. Consider making a donation or finding a school supplies drop-off location near you!
It's National Parents Day, and we are celebrating all parents, especially our foster parents who continually open their homes and their hearts to provide and care for our youth. Take a look at what some of our foster parents have to say. If you're considering becoming a foster parent, check the link below to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less