Adjusting and Moving Forward
It’s Good! – It’s good to be back in the office. It’s good to watch spring arriving, seeing the flowers and rhubarb pop up, feeling the warm breeze from the south. It’s good to have the ability to re-plan and reorganize. It’s especially good to re-examine the how and why of what I am doing in life and here at RUSC Kinship Mentoring. It sometimes takes a real effort, but I try to put the worries and negative news in its place and focus on the things I can do.
What are we doing here at RUSC Kinship? In spite of social distancing, mentors are still making contact with their mentees, just in a new format. Some Lunch Buddies have been reading together over face time! At the office we continue to search for effective ways to have group activities. Not everything is successful but we are being stretched, growing and learning. There seems to be more to do on the administrative side of RUSC so, while Erin is busy with that, I keep exploring ways to expand our reach. It is somewhat shocking to me that, after 5 years, so few people in the county have knowledge of RUSC and our mission, hence, I explore ways to spread the good news – – there’s an organization in Stevens County that wants to help build resilient young people! For those of you who support RUSC and believe in the mission, I’d love your help. Share our Facebook and Instagram posts, talk to your friends and family about what RUSC Kinship is and does. Let’s make RUSC Kinship Mentoring well known! We have a great need for mentors as we have 7 kids waiting for matches. We are hoping to expand our Lunch Buddies program also, so we will need mentors there, also. WE NEED TO BECOME A HOUSEHOLD WORD!
What will the rest of our year look like? We aren’t sure, but we will be here. We will adapt and adjust to serve children and families in Stevens County. We are looking forward to being present at the Stevens County Fair. We are anxious to resume our monthly activities, with adjustments. We have a couple of fundraisers tentatively scheduled and we are gearing up for a new year of Lunch Buddies. We are busy. We are thankful for our supporters. We are looking forward to better months ahead.