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Joseph Baldwin Academy for Liam Godar

Organized by: Amber Smith

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Payment Made
April 28, 2016

Thanks to all the donors, friends, and family, I am making another payment tomorrow for $600. His balance is over half paid, next tuition payment See More

EVENT DATE Jul 09, 2016

THE STORY:

What is JBA? Purpose of the Academy The Joseph Baldwin Academy offers highly talented students a head start on their future university careers by allowing them to spend three weeks as college freshmen: they move into a residence hall, adapt to living with a roommate, eat dorm food, make new friends, attend classes, and work with Truman State’s faculty. We believe that many middle school and junior high students are not being challenged in the classroom in their home schools. The primary goal of the Academy is that our students leave with an increased appreciation for the pleasures of education, intellectual engagement, and the college experience. Along the way we expect that they will grow both academically and socially as they interact with other high-ability students from across the country. Overview of the Academy Truman State University created the Joseph Baldwin Academy in 1985 in order to provide the benefits of a liberal arts education to students beyond its own undergraduates. Since then the Academy has grown in size from 4 classes with 60 students to 20 classes with around 350 students in 2015. The Academy provides courses in all areas of the liberal arts, including the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. All of the Academy’s classes are challenging, for they are designed to be the approximate equivalent of a semester-long university course offered during the regular academic year. The faculty members of the Academy’s classes structure their courses to suit the interests and abilities of the talented students who make up our student body. I have personally selected the JBA faculty members, choosing some of the most exceptional teacher-scholars among the Truman faculty. Liam will be enrolled for Computers in Art Design. He will be attending from July 9-July 30, 2016. His tuition cost is $1495, the additional money raised will be used for his day to day expenses at the academy, including cost of books and supplied for his course.

$455

 

23% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Heidi DeSchepper & family

    $10

  • Barbara J Semple

    $20

  • Kristy Fisher

    $25

  • Melissa & Paige Edson

    $25

  • Kristy Fisher

    $25

  • The Reynolds Family

    $25

  • Jerry and Becky Anderson

    $100

  • Larry Smith

    $50

  • Glenda Smith

    $100

  • Chris Wright

    $50

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Amber Smith

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The Team: $455 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Glenda Smith

Glenda Smith

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Larry Smith

Larry Smith

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jerry and Becky Anderson

Jerry and Becky Anderson

DONATION: $100

Have fun! 1 year ago

The Reynolds Family

The Reynolds Family

DONATION: $25

Great job Liam, we hope that this will open many more doors and pathways for you as you look towards high school and college! 2 years ago

Kristy Fisher

Kristy Fisher

DONATION: $25

Love you Liam 2 years ago

Melissa & Paige Edson

Melissa & Paige Edson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kristy Fisher

Kristy Fisher

DONATION: $25

Good luck Liam 2 years ago

Barbara J Semple

Barbara J Semple

DONATION: $20

In honor of papa Bill Semple 2 years ago

Heidi DeSchepper & family

Heidi DeSchepper & family

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

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