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Team Creates 3 Bright Spaces to Help Teens

Bright Spaces help wherever children are in crisis, and while unusual, the three Bright Spaces recently completed at Eastside Academy in Washington are making a difference for the teens there.

Eastside Academy houses high school students that attend the school. The students have typically have left their homes or been taken from their parents, and Eastside Academy is their last chance to graduate from high school.

Holly Senega, principal at Bright Horizon’s Chestnut Hill Academy, and parent Claudia Bayer, took the lead on a project to remodel three bedrooms and a bathroom for boys staying there. They repaired walls, painted, eliminated the bunk beds, gave each boy private storage space, and made the rooms more welcoming and organized.

One of the teens told them he had “never had all new things just for me.” And another said, “Those beds are amazing. It was the best night’s sleep ever.” Thank you to everyone who helped make these Bright Spaces possible!

Eastside College