YouthRoots recognizes the value and importance of in-person programming and face time with peers. In order to give us the best chance of holding in-person programming in the fall, we’ve made some adjustments based on public health guidelines to prioritize the safety of our students and facilitators.
- We will be placing no more than 12 students on each YouthBoard to increase the possibility of social distancing during meetings
- All facilitators will be trained in our new policies regarding COVID-19. These new policies include staying home if participants or facilitators are not feeling well, the use of individual materials as opposed to shared materials, and the requirement of face coverings when social distancing is not possible
- YouthRoots will be providing PPE for all YouthBoards including hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, gloves, and thermometers
- We are committed to seeing the full program year through while also complying with public health guidelines. Should stricter measures, such as stay at home orders, be put in place at any point during the year, we are prepared to move to virtual sessions in place of in person meetings
Parents and participants, if you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in the YouthRoots program in person, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to provide students a space for their voices to be heard in making change in their community, and are committed to doing so in the safest and healthiest way possible.