July 15, 2014
Those of you who know us well are likely to have met John Peters. John has been involved with Batoto Yetu for over 20 years and, quite remarkably, he is as passionate about our organization now as he has ever been. Batoto Yetu has been fortunate to have many supporters who have been with us since the beginning, including actress and board member Ali MacGraw and Board Chair Emeritus Leslie Hoffman, who stepped down this summer after a long run as our Chair. We are thrilled that John is able to step into this important role.
Preparing for our 25th anniversary in 2015 provides us with a natural opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished and what more we would like to achieve. John takes on his new role as Chair during a time of exponentially growing momentum and opportunity. He refers to this moment in time as an inflection point, as we must now leverage this momentum for organizational growth. We are currently seeking board members, volunteers, and new sources of financial support that will help us sustain our programmatic efforts.
“The infectious and uplifting spirit of community, the education and awareness that is cultivated, the support that is available, and the pure joy of rehearsing and performing contribute to the overall development of the children we serve,” says John. “We’ve all heard testimonies from the children themselves that are spontaneous and powerful about how BY makes a difference in their lives. And we, as board members, can be an integral part of that difference.”
If you would like to support our organization through a donation of time, financial support, or corporate sponsorship, please contact us.