IT TAKES TWO, INC’s RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

To our Community,


This year we set forth an ambitious schedule for educational and cultural experiences for local youth and families; however, the recently declared pandemic relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected IT TAKES TWO, INC operations. 


In accordance with advice of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), federal and state officials, most public places have closed to include libraries and the University System of Maryland colleges and universities. Additionally, it is suggested that groups no larger than 10 should meet.


Your health and safety, as well as those of our volunteer staff, and the community is our priority; therefore, the following changes to our 2020 Spring schedule have occurred:


School and library closings have resulted in a cancellation of the following Spring events:


· College Access Tour [scheduled for April 9, 2020]

· Youth Leadership Retreat [scheduled for April 18, 2020]


Our College Readiness Workshop: Searching for Scholarships will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020, but it will now be a virtual session. All registered guests will receive log in information shortly. 


Programming 

Until further notice, there will be no in-person workshops or trip. IT TAKES TWO, INC will follow the advice and travel advisories provided by the CDC found online at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices


We will make every attempt to utilize online resources, such as Zoom, to deliver programming to our Positioned for Greatness Youth Program participants and community at large. 


Resuming our planned activity schedule is contingent upon direction from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease and Control, federal and state officials. 


Tools for Success Scholarship

Our 9th annual Tools for Success Scholarship season will open on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 as planned. However, we understand that the deadline may change as nationwide operations are managed by federal, state, and local authorities. If there are changes, we will communicate them as quickly as possible via email, our website, and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).


Internal Operations

IT TAKES TWO, INC internal business operations are not affected. Volunteer staff and our Board of Directors are still meeting and communicating virtually. 

You can reach out to us for support using the following contact methods:


Email

Phone: 443.302.9799

Website: www.ittakestwoinc.org 

Facebook Messenger: www.facebook.com/ittakestwoinc 


Donations are necessary now more than ever and the CARES Act offers up to $300 in charitable contributions that are considered above-the-line deduction, meaning you don't have to itemize to claim the deduction. To give, please visit us at www.ittakestwoinc.org/donate. 


Despite the challenges we currently face, we are committed to the success of your child(ren) and here to assist however we can.


For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


As always, thank you for your continued trust in IT TAKES TWO, INC. We are keeping those affected by the Coronavirus in our thoughts and prayers.

 

In Your Service,


Jaemellah Kemp

Founder & CEO 

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