Last week, we had the opportunity of interviewing five-year-old Taylor, one of our little scholars. This year was a big year for Taylor and she started kindergarten with JCPS. While the school year looks very different, Taylor’s enthusiasm for school is ever present.
We are fortunate to partner with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. Through this partnership we serve as a placement site for AmeriCorp and VISTA members. These talented individuals dedicate a year of service to our families, our agency and overall our community. Read below as Briana, recaps her first month as a member of the FSH team.
When I first heard about SummerWorks, I knew I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity. Since I am going into my junior year, I wanted a valuable experience to add to my application for college and give back to my community. There were so many different options through SummerWorks which allow you to choose the best fit for you.
“As a student-parent graduate of Family Scholar House, I was delighted to see the program that helped me complete my college degree while raising my son recognized as a 2020 Rise Prize winner. I wish every parent working to balance post-secondary education, work, and parenting responsibilities had a family like the one I found at FSH.” These are the words of Tiffany Fitzpatrick, a 2020 graduate from the a University of Louisville and mother of Princeton, age 5. When student parents rise, we all rise.
Before my internship, I had no idea what to expect with covid-19 restrictions or if my internship would even still happen, but Family Scholar House was determined to make it work. Since then, I have observed google hangout meetings and assessments, and helped deliver diapers and meals to the Family Scholar House residents. It has been amazing to see how everyone here creates a way to assist people in whatever way they can even in such a wavering time.
Dear 2020 graduates, In a time of global pandemic and national civil unrest, it is easy to allow all the worry and stress to override the happy moments in life. I want to take just a minute to stop and celebrate one of those happy moments with you right now. Whether you completed an apprenticeship, certification, an associates degree, your bachelors, or your master’s I am so proud of the hard work each of you has put in to get to this point.