Here I am, one year after completing the 2017 Boston Marathon (finishing saying it was terrible and never again) and I am getting ready for another Marathon Monday. I am beyond grateful to run in this year's race, and this opportunity would not be possible without Concepts.
Through working at Concepts I met Marilisa & AB Deleveaux, who are apart of the Epiphany School and I strongly their decision to make a career out of servicing children and their chance to a proper education.
Epiphany was founded in 1998 on the belief that every child deserves a quality education in a supportive environment. We currently serve 87 students in grades 5-8, all from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom have been abused or neglected and removed from their families. Our education is based on individualized attention and essential skill building, and we provide students with far-reaching webs of support. We require 12-hour school days, small classes, and tutoring. We serve 3 meals daily, offer interscholastic sports and fitness programs, and ensure students receive important medical care. We provide all students with high-quality programming 11 months a year to keep them learning and safe. Many graduates remain active members of our community.
Several aspects of our program make Epiphany unique. We reserve 20% of slots for children involved with the Department of Children & Families because of abuse or neglect. We also admit students by lottery except for siblings who, because we work in close partnership with families, are also generally automatically admitted as part of Epiphany’s family. Finally, we provide extensive programming for over 200 graduates throughout high school and college. In sum, we do everything in our power to ensure that each child we serve succeeds in school and life. As our mission statement states, “We never give up on a child.”