We are heartbroken and dismayed by the tragic killings of George Floyd and others who have experienced intolerable acts of racism and social injustice. We recognize the sincere outrage and anguish expressed through peaceful protests because we know, as a society, we can do better. We must listen to this outcry and take this opportunity, together, to work harder to ensure equality.
We admit we alone don’t currently have the answers to how to accomplish the kind of transformational change necessary. We do know it will require every person enjoying the right to live, work, play and speak freely without fear. We do know we must seek to understand, to learn, and be committed to action.
At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know. We have the opportunity and responsibility to help parents educate and nurture young children to become caring, responsible adults. Each of us is also committed to help forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children which includes working to ensure opportunity, diversity, and inclusion for every child.
We recognize the need for more dialogue within our organization. We need to collectively determine how we can further values-based education that builds character and makes it possible to defeat intolerance, inequity, and inequality. We cannot be successful divided. Together, we can and must commit to do our part to enrich the communities we serve so they become safer, kinder and more respectful places where all people are treated equitably and have equal opportunity that empowers them to pursue their dreams.