Eight weeks. That is how long our summer students were with us. At the beginning eight weeks seemed like forever with so much opportunity and promise. At the end it seemed to have just flown by in the blink of an eye. In between it was filled with amazing conversations, working hard together to keep our programs running, holding special events with groups and the community, and sharing and talking. The students wanted to close off with an arts exhibition. Contrary to my usual controlling self, I just backed off and let them organize it completely on their own. And it was amazing. The energy was electric as our community members took in the pieces and an eclectic cross section of the Oasis community socialized. It was an emotional, and suitable, end to the summer. We wish our students every success in the coming school year and in their lives, which are brimming with potential.