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Academy of Scholastic Achievement's Fundraiser:

Voices for Peace

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THE STORY:

On a daily basis, our students are affected by the violence that plagues some Chicago communities. Many of them have been personally touched by violence, each day carrying the trauma within them as they come to school and make every effort to earn a high school diploma. Voices for Peace is an anti-violence initiative that teaches youth conflict resolution skills, how to avoid the triggers that routinely lead to explosive violence that takes too many young lives.

Our students report that the skills they learn in the peace circles (the primary element of Voices for Peace), have helped them to navigate their daily lives in school and in the neighborhood, more aware of the role they can play in either the escalation or de-escalation of violence. Some have even reported that they decided against gang retaliation after sessions in the peace circles.

For the past 38 years, ASA has opened its doors to youth on the west side of Chicago who do not fit into the traditional public school setting. We accept students just as they are; we bolster them with academic and social supports to raise the odds that they will graduate and join the thousands we've graduated over the years. Voices for Peace has become an important part of our work. To continue our work, we need your help. A $20 donation will buy transportation for students; a $50 donation helps pay the salaries of the mentors; a $100 donation will help train another mentor and expand the peace circles so more students can participate. Thanks so much for your support.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,340

MONEY RAISED
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  • Vanessa Ford

    $25

  • Scott Smith

    $50

  • Christine Smith

    $50

  • Ronald Champagne

    $1,000

  • Betty J. Walker

    $100

  • ISMAIL UMARDEEN

    $50

  • Vanessa Ford

    $200

  • Parone Mulrain

     

  • Nimota Nasiru

    $50

  • Vonjia Shannon

    $90

  • Karen Leder

     

  • Jack Hersch

    $250

  • Judi and Marc Lederhandler

    $25

  • Linda Ford

    $100

  • Tracy Raoul

    $300

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The Team: $2,340 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Marvin Simpson

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Vanessa Ford

Amount Raised

$425

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LaTanya Donald

Amount Raised

$300

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Rachel Hersch

Amount Raised

$300

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SHAKIRU NASIRU

Amount Raised

$100

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Cassandra Covington

Amount Raised

$90

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Kelly Smith

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Tracy Raoul

Tracy Raoul

DONATION: $300

9 months ago

Linda Ford

Linda Ford

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Judi and Marc Lederhandler

Judi and Marc Lederhandler

DONATION: $25

In Honor of Karen's birthday. 10 months ago

Jack Hersch

Jack Hersch

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

Karen Leder

Karen Leder

10 months ago

Vonjia Shannon

Vonjia Shannon

DONATION: $90

10 months ago

Nimota Nasiru

Nimota Nasiru

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Parone Mulrain

Parone Mulrain

10 months ago

Vanessa Ford

Vanessa Ford

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

ISMAIL UMARDEEN

ISMAIL UMARDEEN

DONATION: $50

10 months ago