All Kinds of News for March 10, 2021
As of the first week of March, the majority of staff members and students at Foundations Asheville have received vaccinations for COVID-19. Staff and students were given the option to receive the immunization and those who chose to be vaccinated are amongst the 34,000 to date to have received vaccines in Asheville’s Buncombe County.
“Since March of last year, the wellbeing and safety of our students and staff have been our number one priority,” says Adam Ray, Director of Business Development and Programming at Foundations. “We feel incredibly fortunate to have had access to vaccines and are thankful for the healthcare workers in our area who have made it possible.”
Everyone at Foundations Asheville will continue to follow CDC guidelines, including the wearing of masks in public areas, to ensure the protection of the community.
“We have made significant efforts to find COVID-safe activities and environments for our students over the last year, which has been really helpful for morale,” says Ray. “Like most people, we are looking forward to an eventual return to normalcy. Having students and staff vaccinated allows us to expand our community-based programming and brings us one step closer to that goal.”
Foundations Asheville is a program for young adults of all genders ages 18-24 who are struggling to find the motivation to launch into adulthood. Many of our students struggle with anxiety, depression, social skills, and learning difficulties. This program is committed to helping young adults develop and sharpen the skills they need to be successful in the real world. There is a focus on teaching students how to enter the workforce, develop vocational trades, and functional living skills. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Foundations Asheville gives young adults the opportunity to gain confidence, find their purpose, and learn useful skills that will help them navigate through the adult years. For more information about Foundations Asheville, please call (828) 604-6570.