I write to process, and, then, express my personal emotions, hopes, fears, anger, and observations, which are then broadcast to the world via the Deep Root Center Blog. This past week, I came to realize that many of those things I have to say, as an individual, are not necessarily appropriate to articulate as the voice of an organization, especially a not-for-profit, educational entity that welcomes, expects, and respects a variety of perspectives from our student members, their families, our staff, volunteers, community collaborators, and supporters.
In the coming days, I will be creating an additional blog entitled, Rooting for Change. This will be the place where I can be, purely, Maria, and write freely to reveal, express, and share my ideas, as a separate being, without censoring myself and obsessing about ticking someone off. The title will be fully explained in the first post. If you are interested in following Rooting for Change, information will be shared on my Facebook page and you can always get in touch through email.
I would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the regular readers and followers of the weekly Deep Root Center Blog for your tolerance of my occasionally strident rants and arguments. I will provide fair warning, however, my strong opinions about self-directed learning, justice, and respect for all will continue to be evident in the DRC Blog, because, after all, I am writing this as an authentic human who will always share what is in my heart.
The DRC 2nd Ten Week Class Schedule begins this Monday and offers a variety of interesting, fun, and thought provoking classes for our students - Ages 9-17. The staff is also delighted to welcome several new talented volunteer facilitators to the Center who will be leading many of these classes. If your child wants to take charge of their education and is looking to create a challenging, individualized academic plan based on their interests and passions, within a safe, welcoming, supportive, and empowering community, please give us a call (315-244-3034) oremail.
The Seedlings Program (5-9 year olds) also has openings. Our youngest student members spend their days engaged in imaginative play, reading readiness activities, hands-on creativity, and active exploration of their environment. We honor and nurture each child as an individual and encourage them to share their strengths, idiosyncrasies, and awesomeness with the world.