Congratulations!! We made it to the end of another school year. I’m sure that it’s been another year of mountain-top and valley experiences. I’ve learned to appreciate being in the valley because that’s where I obtain my lessons. I hope that as you reflect on the past year, you readily think of the times you understood why you are here. I am a proud parent this month as I celebrate the graduation of my son DJ. He has worked hard and persevered even in the face of odds and circumstances that were beyond his control. I am grateful even for the lessons I learn from him. As we watch our young people move up and beyond our grasp, take this time to plant a seed that will one day help them grow and prosper. Have a wonderful summer and we’ll catch up in September.

~Alia Henton-Williams

Director, 21st Century