Yesterday, January 6th, marked Deep Root Center's 10th Birthday. Yes, I know - this date will always have other (unmentionable) unsavory energy attached. Nonetheless, we are observing this milestone with all the acclaim it deserves.
The following (revised a bit) is what I shared on our social media platforms yesterday:
Happy 10th Birthday to us! On January 6th, 2014, DRC started with one kiddo in a single room that was dingy and cold, without internet. That first month - we debated what we wanted more - WiFi or a reliable heat source. Internet was always the clear winner - as we huddled around our computers next to a tiny space heater, typing with gloves and bulky coats.
Today, we have two Centers - that are heated, with WiFi, and so much more - and over 40 kids who call DRC their educational home. They bring so much life, energy, and meaning to everything we do. We also support local youth to home-school on their own through our consultation services - over 50 kids - so far this year.
There have been some pretty lean moments when I honestly thought there was no way to survive - but we never wavered in our knowledge that DRC is a needed resource in the community. With that conviction and the help of our amazingly generous community, we are here to stay for another ten years - dedicated to keeping our promises and supporting the kids of the NoCo who want to join us.
This celebratory post would not be complete without bowing in gratitude to the many folks who have contributed to our success over these ten years:
Both Centers are back from Holiday Break and in full swing:
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