Dear District 204 Community,
The death of George Floyd has rocked our nation. Sadly, his death was not the only senseless loss fueled by racism that we’ve seen in our country. I want our parents, students, staff and community to know that we feel this loss and stand with you in condemning these crimes. During this national crisis, and in the midst of a global pandemic, we must go further in supporting our students and families as they grapple with these uncertain times.
We have reached out to community partners to help in our efforts. Please see the resources below for your family to find support:
District 204’s PAGES, PACES and PATHS groups, in conjunction with 360 Youth Services, is hosting an online event at 7 pm on Sunday, June 7. This event will discuss the impact of the violence seen in our country as well the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community, actions to support your families, and ways to take care of your emotional health. This event will be facilitated by mental health professionals from 360 Youth Services along with Black mental health providers from our community. Registration information is at https://forms.gle/wvtR49R3SAopYbPp6
Teens who are seeking support are invited to a free one-time online support group at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 10. Attendees will gain insight from hearing the challenges of others and will be provided a space to understand the mental health impact of the events unfolding in our country and community. 360 Youth Services Teen Support Group is facilitated by trained clinicians and developed to ensure that everyone receives the support they need during these uncertain times. To register, visit https://forms.gle/xap3y4n3YL7tY54A7
Naperville Neighbors United is hosting an online Town Hall Meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, June 4. Naperville Neighbors United was founded on the principles of building an inclusive community that celebrates our diversity. We commit to supporting our community and providing a safe space to foster courageous conversations. All are welcome to participate. Registration information will be posted on Wednesday, June 3 at https://www.facebook.com/NapervilleNeighborsUnited/
Aurora Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns invites the community to “If not Now, then When?” at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 3. This candid conversation about race, reactions, responsibilities and real solutions takes place on Facebook Live. Join the conversation on the City of Aurora’s African American Heritage Advisory Board’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuroraAAHAB
In addition to the information above, the district has posted resources for parents on our website.
Please know the district supports all of our families through this difficult time and we will continue to find ways to best serve the needs of our students.