As I approach my 20th year as CEO of Second Story, I reflect on all of the ways we have grown and developed since I first started here. My team has changed, our programs have expanded, even the name is different than it was on my first day. Amidst the change something rings true for me, and that is dedication. Dedication of our staff, dedication to support young people, and your dedication as a community.
Your faithful support has been deeply felt ever since Second Story’s inception in 1972. This September Tysons Partnership advocated for our work at their second annual Tysons Tailgate event, each month a new group of people comes to our Open Door Information session to learn more about our work, countless corporate partners, faith and community groups spend time volunteering at the shelter year round, and dedicated volunteers support youth with care and skill everyday. We certainly would not be where we are without you.
There is always more to learn and, of course, more to do. Whether you’re a longtime supporter or brand new to Second Story, I encourage you to keep your eyes open to our volunteer opportunities, Open Door Information Sessions, and other exciting opportunities to support young people in our community. Thank you for your support — we couldn’t do it alone.
CEO, Second Story