The sun is shining on our students who are graduating this evening from the Elizabeth Lee Black School. I’ve know some of the children since they began as infants in our Early Intervention Program. I met others when they turned 3 and started preschool.
But tonight is special. We have 45 students graduating into kindergarten in their neighborhood school, elementary school or BNI Adult Services. I look back and reflect upon their extraordinary accomplishments. Children who did not talk when they started school are now having conversations; children who did not walk are now running across the playground. Their confidence and self-esteem blossomed as they acquired new skills, friends and lots of supporters among our faculty.
We deeply believe that we have a responsibility to each of our students to provide them and their family with every opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential. That is what I will see tonight – 45 children and their families who’s “dreams have come true.”
If you have graduation pictures that you would like to share I would love to see them.