Across the country, there are mounting concerns that the pause in traditional classroom instruction due to the COVID-19 health crisis will deter the most at-risk scholars from continuing on the path of higher education. For over 25 years, OJS has believed education is the surest way out of poverty. As such, we take this crisis seriously and as a result, we are rising to the challenge.
Make no mistake, low-income communities have been the hardest hit during the economic downturn brought on by our nation’s critical and necessary response to Covid-19. OJS’ mission is at a historical crossroads. Without increased support and guidance, the gaps in economic inequity will indelibly worsen. In this moment, and through truly worthwhile support, we seek the support of our community to work alongside OJS ensuring the most deserving scholars reach their full potential.
Even though we are all facing many unknowns, we believe in the power of community, thank you for being a part of ours, and thank you for wholeheartedly supporting our community’s youth and our society’s future.