Hope, imagination, enthusiasm, ambition, and gratitude are the cooperative team that has defined DRC's existence from the beginning. Together they create a sense of urgency and positivity that drive everything we do.
Nine years ago, after an overwhelming year of heartbreak, disillusionment, and tears, I was anticipating opening DRC's doors - hoping that this self-directed, non-coercive model would resonate with families in the North Country.
First, there was hope that there would be enough kids to attract other kids. Soon that hopefulness adjusted with the additional goal of attaining 501c3 status and legal identity in NYS. Then and now, our hope rests on keeping us fiscally viable to serve the many families currently relying on us - and all those who will reach out in the coming months and years.
Hoping keeps us alive. Imagination provides the goals. Ambition, commitment, enthusiasm, and joy in the work give us a reason to keep going for all the kids who call on us for support. And our gratitude keeps us humbly aware that DRC would not survive without the generosity of our community.
Hence, it is again the time of year we bring our message of hope to you. Please consider helping us build a sustainable future for Deep Root Center, where we hold space for the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of all the young people who enter our safe, alternative environments.
You will find our annual funding appeal here.
And as always - thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Weekly Creative Meditation
Both of our crews are settled into a humming groove. They are confidently instigating activities, projects, and new learning opportunities daily.
Plan on joining us for light refreshments, to meet our staff, board,
& these awesome student members. Bring all your questions about our programs.
DRC Canton (48 Riverside Dr., Canton) - December 5th - 4-7pm
DRC-East (47 Perkins Rd., Massena) - December 12th - 4-7pm
We are happy to introduce Ashlyn, DRC-East's new apprentice!
The DRC-East Crew
And a Happy Canton Crew
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