This year Banyan will be “Building on our Strengths” as we anticipate a ground breaking in the fall. This is a monumental year for Banyan as we now create a permanent home for Banyan youth, families and community to thrive. This new year will also bring the largest number of seniors to graduate from high school in one year, bringing total graduates to 32 from the inception of the Higher Ground Scholarship and ASPIRE! program. We continue to take on great challenges as we work together to build a strong community in the midst of the currents of poverty that pull us in a downward cycle. We realize again and again that we are stronger together than apart. It is in the midst of this great struggle that we make progress and understand how sweet it is to celebrate another new year together. Join us as we take on 2015!