Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our classes, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, I wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at AS Beauty University.
First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who's been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt prayers for a full recovery. And we're truly inspired by the selfless healthcare WARRIORS around the world who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need.
Second, at ASBU, as at all companies, We are focused on the health and safety of our employees, families and communities.
All of our employees have been strongly encouraged to stay home. With our highly-desired education programs—a few of our employees are working part time remotely, this shift has been relatively smooth and we continue to deliver the highest levels of performance, availability, and communication. During this time, we will continue to pay our hourly service providers, who are an important part of our family.
We’re also asking our teams to work with students through our digital channels as much as possible. We have postponed all of our in-person classes and events while turning others into virtual classes and events, as we did with Our Admissions Meet and Greet, with more than 200 students attending digitally, and our first annual Women's Growth Summit, which attracted an incredible list of online viewers.
Third, even as we deal with this pandemic, our 4 person team at ASBU remains laser-focused on your success. While our business is in uncharted territory, ASBU was built to handle moments like this, and our relentless commitment to your success is stronger than ever. Our company was founded on core values -- honesty, trust, student’s success, innovation, and equality -- and our values are unwavering and continue to guide everything we do.
During this time, we are supporting our communities across the globe through philanthropic donations to support our local communities warriors where we live and work. We're also making some of our online courses available for our students, customers, partners and communities.
Finally, our team has created a 30 Day Growth Challenge course to help maintain personal well-being during this time and will be released soon complementary.
If you are aware of other opportunities for us to help others with, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have an amazing team at ASBU that are here for you. This moment reminds us that we’re all connected like never before. We’re called upon to be our best selves, with patience, understanding and compassion.
On behalf of all of us at AS Beauty University, we’re committed to being your leader, partner and persevering together in all the days and years ahead.
As we go forward, we’ll be sure to keep you updated, and know that we always value your questions, ideas and feedback.
With love, style & gratitude,
Principal and Chair, ASBU