The spring and summer of 2020 were rough months at Activities Beyond the Classroom. School buildings were closed, extracurriculars were cancelled, funding was down significantly, and we didn’t know if we’d be here when the 2020-2021 school year began.
We sent a plea out to our donors asking for support. We knew that even if we weren’t able to run our programs as we had in the past, we needed to be here, as strong as ever, to support the children of CPS as they and their families navigate the pandemic.
Our donors agreed, and thanks to the support of the Cincinnati community, we are standing strong, ready to serve however we can.
Because of COVID, activities beyond the classroom are no longer limited to extracurricular activities. We are working in creative and critical ways that are unique to the pandemic. Here are a few examples of the programs we’re supporting as we dive head-first into the new school year:
And the following ABC-CPS partnerships are currently under development:
And the list goes on….
We are humbled by the outpouring of community support that made this work possible, and we are proud to stand next to CPS during these uncertain times. And thanks to our supporters, we are standing strong, ready to take on whatever comes our way.