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MARCH 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dear TeenPact family,
These past few days we have seen an outpouring of support from all around the TeenPact Nation as we made our decision to cancel the balance of the 2020 State Class Season. This decision affected those scheduled to attend one of 33 classes in 30 states. Your text messages, letters, emails, and social media posts have blessed all of us in the TeenPact Office and we have been sharing some stories with our remote employees, the TeenPact Board of Directors, and the 2020 Program Directors and Intern team. We are grateful for all the ways you have supported us and ask that you would continue to do so.
Our first priority this week has been to thoroughly communicate to those impacted by the cancellation of so many classes and about the transfer and refund process. Now that these communications are complete, we are moving to the next phases of addressing the current situation at TeenPact—potentially offering online classes and ways to help financially.
We have received many questions and suggestions about offering an online program. We certainly are considering some alternative options. Next week, we will be committing significant time toward evaluating options that maintain the key elements of TeenPact. Many have offered to assist in this evaluation, and I have asked Quinton Cools, Vice President of Operations to lead this project. He will be working closely with Serena Deloglos, Director of Staff Development to gather focused groups to assist us when we are ready.
Once the dust settles we also will begin planning for our 2021 State Class Season. I anticipate TeenPact to be in a much stronger position by this time. Aryn Young, Director of Events is leading a project focused on 2021 — scheduling dates, reviewing all curriculum, updating manuals, and so much more. We have additional time to prepare for the coming season and will look to plan accordingly.
The other issue that has generated many inquiries is our financial position. I have been working closely with Peggy Adams, Director of Development to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan to coordinate all the various efforts of our faithful supporters. You can expect to hear from us next week with specific ways to help. In the meantime, we know the need is great and we do have an immediate option for those interested in assisting right now. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to donate via the TeenPact website. If you are interested in making a donation, or if you have others that ask you how best to help, please refer them to teenpact.com/give.
I am committed to communicating with you all regularly during this time. Please feel free to reach out to me with your questions and I will either respond directly or pass along your question to a member of my team who will be able to respond.
Above all, I encourage you to keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus Christ and commit yourselves to pray. In Acts 1:14 we read these words: “All those with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.” The next chapter tells us the result that about three thousand souls were added to God’s kingdom!
Peter Martin TeenPact CEO
All 2o20 State classes canceled
MARCH 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At this time, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the remaining 33 classes of the 2020 State Class Season. The newly cancelled classes are as follows:
North Carolina I
North Carolina II
thank you for your understanding. if you have additional questions, please review our covid-19 faq page for more information.
more updates coming soon
MARCH 16, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. ET | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We are grateful for the many expressions of support and encouragement we have received since our ministry made the difficult decision to cancel classes in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Since then, the President has declared a national emergency, multiple State Capitols and the U.S. Capitol have closed, and the U.S. Supreme Court has closed its doors to the public and—for the first time in over 100 years—postponed pending hearings. This is truly an unprecedented time in our nation and for our ministry. We are praying for the families affected by these events, and ask for your prayers for wisdom and the continued viability of our ministry.
If you were registered for a class that was cancelled due to COVID-19, please check your email for an update from CEO, Peter Martin, regarding transfers and refunds, sent earlier today.
Due to the fast-moving nature of this public health emergency, we will continue to provide the most up-to-date information here, as it becomes available. Please check back for more information.
3 weeks of classes canceled
MARCH 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Every day we are receiving more news and updates regarding COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. While the virus is of special concern to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, health officials and other organizations are currently taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus among the general population.
At TeenPact, we are regularly monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for information regarding how this virus spreads, its symptoms, and steps to prevent the illness. You can learn more on the CDC website as well at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.
All classes scheduled for March 16-20, March 23-27, and March 30-April 3 have been officially canceled. The following is a list of affected classes.
We will provide additional information to all affected registrants by the end of the day Monday, March 16, 2020 regarding registration transfers or refunds. Any additional questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Currently, we plan to conduct State Classes and Alumni Events scheduled to begin on or after April 6. If additional limitations arise, we will strive to communicate any final decisions no later than two weeks before the beginning of a class with any and all registrants.
As a Christian ministry, we strive to be wise and discerning in our decisions, fully trusting God to provide for and protect us. I pray that we will continue to operate with our Christ-centered values and maintain a positive impact in our communities. We also encourage all to pray for speedy recovery for all those who have been or will be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
Please expect another update by end of day Monday, March 16 with more information and answers to frequently asked questions.