La Semilla Online Summer Program is in their final week! We decided to remain remote this summer to protect our youth, their families, and our community. We are dedicated to serving 19 enrolled families by providing online summer classes. This year, we’ve added 2 amazing new La Semilla instructors, 2 returning One Summer Chicago youth staff, and 1 intern from Moody Bible Institute. We provide 5 online classes: Baking/Cooking, Music, Arts & Crafts, Bible, and Sports from Home. Youth are given a passcode to join our private community group on Flip Grid where they have 3 days (M-W) to watch & engage with each activity.

Every Monday morning, I drop off summer packages of materials to their homes, and on Thursdays, we send out a zoom invitation for our Family Time discussions. It’s a great way for everyone to connect and share about their weeks. We miss being with our youth at New Life Centers. We are taking this pandemic seriously and have spent much time & thought in creating a summer program that will best serve our youth and their families. We are excited for the day we can reunite with our youth in person.