When the pandemic hit, like many other children related services, RFK was also immediately impacted and had to close down on-site programming. RFK could not continue to offer services as normal. As the situation worsened and we dealt with the pandemic as a community, it became apparent that younger children were suffering the most isolation with no ready solutions at hand for academic and social connections. Therefore RFK Non-profit was founded n 2021 with the intention to provide online programming and other similar tools to kids learning from home. This included the idea for "RFK @ home Kits" offering arts and science ideas / projects / activities to inspire the student's creativity and help them remain engaged with hands-on learning.
This idea was the brain child of Ria (Shuchi's daughter), who was then a high-school sophomore who saw how the pandemic affected her little sister (2nd grader) and wanted to do something about it. She became the fist volunteer officer of RFK NP and since then has been working consistently towards developing the endeavor.