The Greater Naples YMCA hosted a “Drive Thru” Graduation ceremony for 50 YMCA preschool graduates on Wednesday, June 10.
YMCA teachers celebrated their preschool graduates by allowing families to drive through the parking lot, where they were greeted with cheers from teachers and staff, congratulatory signs and music.
Preschool graduation is typically hosted inside the Y’s gymnasium and features a program that includes music by the children, video slideshows and the children walking down the aisle to receive their diploma. However, the YMCA made different plans to recognize the kids this year in light of COVID-19.
“The kids have been through a lot this year with social distancing and isolation” says Katie Scarantino, YMCA Preschool Director. “In times like these, it’s important that we work together to safely celebrate the accomplishments of our students.”
Each student received their diploma, along with a goodie bag and a personalized letter from their teachers.