We are parents ourselves and see ourselves as the aunts and uncles as well as the employers, educators and coaches of our young people. We meet in groups and choose our workshop and other spaces with safety in mind. Youth who are under 17 are always supervised and older teens are given clear rules that include safety and no harassment.
In addition, we are launching a volunteer and board screening process this fall that requires a background check and more.
Parents and grandparents are welcome to sit quietly in the background at workshops and events. Please visit us during our summer jobs too, and we’re glad to share our rules and policies with anyone.