A message from the Board of The Attic Youth Center

12/10/2019 2:58pm

Dear Attic Community,

Ever since we learned about allegations of discrimination and sexual assault at the Attic, we've been resolute in our commitment to ensuring investigations that bring to light all relevant facts and institute changes to prevent the possibility of this type of harm from happening at The Attic. 

We acknowledge that the investigation process has taken longer than any of us expected or intended. The expert outside law firms that we engaged to do this work firmly believe that the time and effort were critical to ensuring accurate reports that incorporate all pertinent input. We are committed to sharing the findings of these investigations along with a plan for further reparative and preventive actions. The Board will be meeting several times over the months of December and January to finalize the plan moving forward and will release further information after that point.

We are very grateful to Shawnese Givens for guiding The Attic through this period and for bringing a strong sense of stability, humility, and service to our community in her role as Acting Executive Director. Even before receiving the final report, Shawnese and Attic leadership have implemented more robust policies and procedures as a direct result of the allegations.

Under Shawnese's leadership, and through your commitment to our values, we continue to strive to maintain The Attic as the safe, welcoming environment everyone in our community deserves. Thank you for your participation, understanding, and patience throughout this process. 

-The Attic Youth Center Board of Directors