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As 2023 draws to a close, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. This past year has been a journey filled with challenges and triumphs, and it's your unwavering support that has made it all possible.


Together, we have embarked on a mission to empower our youth and uplift our local communities. Your dedication to this cause has had a profound impact, touching the lives of those around us and driving positive change. While there is still much work ahead, I want you to know that every victory we've achieved has filled my heart with warmth and appreciation for our incredible community.


It's essential to remember that not every day will be perfect, but your voice and your contributions to our community matter deeply. Every step we take together brings us closer to bridging the gaps of inequity with compassion and care. We must continue to move forward hand-in-hand, advocating for the well-being of our loved ones and addressing the challenges we face daily.


As we step into the new year, I urge you not to lose faith in the possibility of change. Our goal of ensuring that our most marginalized youth are seen, heard, and valued remains paramount. Together, we have worked tirelessly to create a brighter future and provide a platform for the youth who will follow in our footsteps.


I want to thank you for your unwavering commitment and for not allowing the obstacles we encounter to deter us from being agents of change. We must always hold close to our hearts the reason why this work is so vital to each of us. Together, we have harnessed a collective power that surpasses anything we could achieve alone.


You are the beacon of hope and promise that continues to inspire and empower the voices of our youth and communities. I can't wait to take the next steps of this incredible journey with all of you.

On behalf of Club Stride, I extend my deepest gratitude to every community member, partner, and friend who has joined us on this remarkable journey. Let's continue to unite and build up our communities, becoming the change we all aspire to see. Your time, effort, and dedication are sincerely appreciated.


Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a new year filled with prosperity and boundless opportunities.


With heartfelt thanks,

Rhonda R. Renfro



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