October 16 is our national Open House. We call it EAST Night Out, and it is an evening of fun-filled inspiration! All across the EAST universe, our schools are hosting family, faculty, and community members and sharing the projects they are working on and those they have already completed. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to make connections and build support for their projects andit is a great opportunity for community members to learn more about their local EAST program.
This year, EAST Night Out is being coordinated by a brand-new EAST staff member. Ms. Jessica Brents is our events coordinator and she wants to share her perspective on this great event with you.
“EAST Night Out will be here before we know it! This will be my first opportunity to witness EAST in action, and I can’t wait to see what our students have planned. I have already had the privilege of getting to know many of our EAST facilitators, and now I look forward to learning about EAST through the eyes of the students. EAST Night Out is not only a time for students to showcase their talents and hard work, but it is also an opportunity for community members to gain a better understanding and appreciation for this unique learning environment. The connections made at these events are vital to the growth and success of our students and are invaluable resources to their communities. I am excited to visit some of the different classrooms and to know more about this wonderful program that I support. I hope to see you all there!”
So I want to encourage you to find an EAST Night Out near you. You can learn more at the East Night Out website (www.eastnightout.com). Go see what EAST students are working on and be prepared to become a part of your local EAST family. Like Jessica, I also hope to see you there.