… is another one of those deceptively simple words that literally encompasses the foundational philosophy of the Deep Root Center community. The first questions I ask every new member, by their very nature, invite each of us to share our true selves --- our talents, interests, passions, hopes and dreams, as well as our fears and disappointments. Our respect for each other is fostered by our appreciation for everyone’s strengths and challenges. This reciprocal regard holds true for the full spectrum of members, our youngest Seedling to the oldest teen, as well as, the newbies and our veterans.
Our mutual admiration fest may sound fairly hokey, unrealistic, or new age, but it works. DRC students are free (encouraged) to focus on the positives --- the things they are good at, as well as those interactions that will lead to personal growth, resiliency, and learning. When these young people slowly become unencumbered by the negative impact of the criticism and coercion they have endured, they are able to recognize their own value and are ready to explore new challenges, and, share their personal resources with others. This may take weeks or years, because we are all unique individuals. We, however, are all here to support each other through the process, no matter how long it takes.
In sharing this space, our ideas, gifts, and acts of kindness, we are building a safe, comfortable, dynamic, and inspiring educational community --- where “I” and “me” are replaced by “us” and “we” --- a place that we can all be proud of.
A shout of gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who donated items to the “Feel the Heat” silent auction. The complete list can be found on our website and we will be highlighting each of them in daily FB posts. I will send out a finalized follow-up report about this fundraising event next week.
Thank you, also, to the folks who have purchased tickets to the event. We look forward to a fun evening.
If your child is interested in checking us out, please contact us today to schedule a visit.