After School Matters

Program takes new direction in summer

Donna Santi guides a yarn craft during an After School Matters meeting at Mariposa Safe Families earlier this month. The program is aimed at nurturing and supporting county kids as they bounce back from 18 months of social distancing. Submitted photoDonna Santi is tired of hearing adults say, “These kids are so resilient.”
Repeated over and over again, that phrase has been widely used to praise youth responses to the pandemic — while also dismissing the emotional toll Covid-19 has wreaked upon c...

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