Image Use Policy

With the rise of social media people, and especially parents, are justifiably sensitive to how images of them and their children are used. We are too.

We try to balance this with the fact that we are a small non-profit that both prizes authenticity and keeping our programs as financially accessible as we can. So rather than using images from professional marketing photoshoots in our outreach materials we prefer tasteful & relevant pictures of participants taken by VWS instructors & staff. These pictures might appear on our website, our eNewsletter (sent out to program graduates, families of current participants, and potential future participants), on printed flyers, and in one or two other places.

Our registration forms ask you whether or not you consent to images of you and/or your child/children being used in our outreach materials. Saying “yes” really helps us keeps our prices lower (because we don’t have to spend more on marketing) and helps us tell our story so we deeply appreciate it, but you are always welcome to say “no.” If you see an image of yourself or an immediate family member that you object to on our website or social media accounts we will remove them promptly upon your request.

If you have questions or requests please visit this webpage to contact us.