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A School Year Like No Other

Dear YPIE Family,

As we get ready to kick off the new school year, we reach out knowing that it will be a year like no other.

Our community, our students, and their families face so much uncertainty amidst the ongoing pandemic, its disparate health and economic impacts, and the ongoing reminders of racial injustice.

Over the last six months, we have seen our YPIE community step up: students putting in extra time over the summer to stay on track, volunteers making an extra call to check-in on students, and so many of you deepening your commitment to equity and opportunity for the young people of Yonkers.

We are grateful for everyone’s partnership and proud to share the impact we’ve achieved together.

Yet there is much to be done as we prepare for the year ahead. We have been following the guidance of the Yonkers Public Schools to develop a customized plan to support our students when schools re-open virtually on September 8th. 

Here is what we are prioritizing for our YPIE students:

While times are unpredictable, we look forward to being a steady, consistent source of support for students. Stay healthy and keep moving forward. Best,

Samuel Wallis

Executive Director, YPIE

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