Brightside Joins Commemoration of Juneteenth, Academies Closed on June 19

Dear Brightside Family,

With genuine compassion and sincerity to strengthen our communities through the ongoing commitment of service, this year Brightside Academy will join with the initiative to recognize Juneteenth this coming Friday, June 19th.

Juneteenth is a recognized holiday commemorating the end of slavery for African Americans remaining in captivity within the United States during year 1865. In bringing awareness and to enhance inclusive practices within our organization, it is our goal as a company to celebrate and appreciate the diversity of all employees, families, and children together as a whole, which constitutes the foundation of our Brightside community.

We have made the decision for this year to close all of our academies in both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions this Friday, June 19th 2020, in order for us to reflect on the pain caused by racial inequities and celebrate racial diversity. Our employees will receive holiday pay, in accordance with our standard holiday pay practices.

Aligning with our core values and principles as a leading childcare provider, Brightside Academy is committed to support, help and care for the families and communities we serve, while working together as one cohesive unit by being a safe place where everyone thrives together in harmony.

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— Brightside Academy