Dear MESA Community
We hope that this message finds you, your family, and loved ones well. The last few weeks have been challenging for everyone as we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the lives of people across the country and in Oregon. As physical distancing has become vitally important, these times have highlighted the significance of relationships and connection. It has also highlighted how heavily MESA traditionally relies on bringing people physically together — from Chapter meetings to MESA Day — to build those deep connections between students, teachers, families, volunteers, and our community.
But we’re evolving to meet the changing needs and constraints of these times. From taking events virtual, to communicating more frequently to MESA families, to creating new ways for volunteers to continue engaging with our program, MESA is still working to bring educational opportunities to students and families under these new circumstances. You can learn more about some of these in our latest Spring Newsletter. This includes hosting our first ever MESA Week from May 11th-14th.
MESA is going to look different this spring. We’re trying new things and still have so much to learn about how we can best support students, families, and our community during this time. However, we remain committed to them, to you, and to the relationships we’ve built in this vibrant community. Thank you for staying connected with us and please let us know if you have other ideas about how we can help during this time.
Please stay well, stay healthy, and keep us posted on how you’re doing.