Our meeting today was held in conjunction with the Community Partners With Youth Virtual Spring Event.  CPY executive Director Mary Stewart provided an overview of CPY’s programs and especially focused on the many ways that CPY has adapted to the new normal of Covid-19.  Mary and her staff have truly risen to the pandemic’s challenges with innovative approaches to distance learning support, nutritional support and activities to help students continue to progress academically and socially.  Thanks to financial support from the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition, the Office of Justice Program and, of course, donations from individuals like you and me, CPY continues to be a beacon of hope for educational equity in our community.  You can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here.  Click here for more information about CPY.
The Honorable Justice Alan Page was the featured speaker at the event and Justice Page shared his wisdom by fielding several question offered by the audience.  He noted that his Page Education Foundation scholarship recipients return to their communities to serve as tutors and role models for elementary and middle school students.  CPY would seem to be a natural place for the Page Scholars to give back to their communities.
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Next week’s speaker will be Dr. Keith Brewster.  His Topic: Meteorology – Severe Storms
Don’t forget that the Human Trafficking Webinar presented by the Arden Hills/Shoreview and New Brighton/Mounds View Rotary Clubs will be held on Thursday April 15th from 7-8:30PM.  Register here to receive your Zoom invitation by email.