I ride with a Team 26 sticker on my bike and will dedicate this run to the Newtown community. Having grown up in the town next door (Brookfield) and being an educator, this community will always hold a special place in my heart.
The Newtown Youth and Family Services continues to provide support to those impacted by the Sandy Hook tragedy.
From their website:
"MISSION & VISION STATEMENT
Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential.
Newtown Youth & Family Services’ vision is to become a recognized leader in providing mental health and support services.
WHO WE ARE
Our dynamic nonprofit agency combines clinical services and positive youth development programs to provide a continuum of care to residents of the greater Newtown area.
NYFS is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth service bureau. We provide outpatient individual, couple and family counseling and substance abuse treatment services. In addition we offer prevention initiatives, after school, evening and weekend programs and support groups to promote individual and community wellness.
For more than 30 years, we have offered specialized programs and services to individuals of all ages."
To learn more about how Team26 continues to "support measures to curb gun violence" please check out their website or facebook page: