“What I’ve liked most is that you have not stopped helping even if we were far away.”– Nicole, 5th grade
Dear Capitol Squash Supporters,
Nicole has poignantly captured our program’s ongoing goal of creating and maintaining relationships through even the most challenging of circumstances. When the pandemic struck, we realized that in person programming would not be possible. Rather than disrupting our typical outreach, it demanded that we further strengthen our relationships with each family. For many, the pandemic has only enhanced the significance and need for programs like Capitol Squash. Our staff and network of volunteers rose to the occasion with individual tutoring, private school applications, tuition assistance, virtual team meetings, family care packages, and college prep. The pandemic has been a time to renew our sense of purpose and commitment to our students and families and we invite you to do the same with your generosity.
Even in the midst of the pandemic, there is much to celebrate, most notably our families’ resilience and perseverance. Additionally, we celebrate Paw’s full-tuition scholarship to attend Suffield Academy next fall and Sameer being named a finalist for Connecticut Kid Governor. Paw applied early decision to her top choice school and is excited to play on the squash team: “I was speechless. It is a huge deal to me. I am very proud of how far I came to accomplish this goal. I can’t wait to start the adventure.”
Sameer was one of the seven final candidates for 2021 Connecticut’s Kid Governor, running on the platform of College Readiness: “It means a lot to be a finalist. My family was so happy. My dad told me how proud of me he was and how much I’ve learned in the 3 years since we moved here from Afghanistan.”
If you are able, I hope you will consider donating to Capitol Squash before December 31st. We greatly appreciate the continued generosity of our community and the opportunities that it provides for our students.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year,