BENEFITING: FLINTRIDGE CENTER
Imagine you are going into your second year of high school and you’ve already failed two classes. Things at home have been difficult and just getting to school has been a challenge. Your chances of graduating from high school are getting dimmer and dimmer, and you know that a high school diploma is key to a successful future. What would you do?
SKILLZ Summer School is the answer! This is a free, five-week program offered by Flintridge, Day One, Lake Avenue Community Foundation and dozens of community partners. It focuses on youth who are at-risk for dropping out of school and/or students who are gang-impacted in the Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena area. Students entering as freshman or sophomores with multiple F grades are given a supportive environment, high expectations and the opportunity to earn both elective and academic credits. By completing a mix of life skills workshops and academic classes, each participating student can earn up to 10 school credits.
Flintridge Center looks to raise $15,000 to offer the academic component to 100 freshmen and sophomores in our community. Won't you help give our students another chance?
Here’s what your donation will provide:
$250: Credentialed Academic Instruction per student
$100: Classroom supplies and teacher materials
$50: A backpack and school supplies for the coming school year