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From the Desk of Letesha Nelson

The school year is winding down and we're getting ready for summer

May 23, 2024 |
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A mother and her child pose for a photo while a teacher takes the photo at the Goodman Community Center.

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the final days of the school year approach, I'm reminded of a story shared by one of our elementary program teachers, Ms. Nicole.

In Gold House, while Ms. Carol led a group through a new spring roll recipe and Ms. Nicole taught some friends how to play chess, two kids — one second grade and one third — quietly got the circuit board kit down from the shelf. Suddenly, everyone hears, "You have to come see this!" from a corner of the room. The circuit board duo had surprised everyone with the kit's lightbulb fully lit using a cup of water as the conductor!

I love this story because it shows that when everyone is supported and given the chance to be curious and persistent in what they enjoy, they'll find a way to bright results. Isn't this amazing?

As we gear up for summer (and for Goodman programs, that's the busiest time of year!), I hope you'll find ways to support the people in your life so we can all keep shining bright.

Be the Good, Madison.

Warmly,

Letesha Nelson, President & Executive Director

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