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Joseph Loper's Teen Challenge Tuition

Organized by: Jason Loper

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Jason Loper via Crowdrise
October 20, 2014

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THE STORY:

Gateway is a christian military school offering a positive life-long change in troubled boys, administered by caring and helpful mentors and peers who encourage them to success. Gateway's purpose is to help self-destructing and angry teenage boys do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. They are given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.

Gateway Military Academy provides a safe haven for boys ages 12-17 years of age. The 15-month program includes on-site schooling in a classroom setting, working ranch and farm, individual counseling, family counseling, competitive team sports, leadership skills, spiritual emphasis and a hands-on outreach to less fortunate people in the community and abroad all combine to turn troubled boys into respectful and caring young men.

On October 6, 2014, My Wife Melissa and I made the hardest decision of our lives. Through prayer and faith in God we decided to enrolled our son Joseph into Gateway. We made this decision because Joseph was an out-of-control 15 year old teenager. Melissa and I were afraid to do nothing, yet we were frustrated at our lack of options. We lived in fear of where Joseph's choices may take him, and we watched with dismay in Joseph's lack of interest in school and too much interest in his inappropriate personal behavior. We lived on pins and needles, wondering what will happen next. The challenge at hand is to turn our son back to making responsible choices and restoring a healthy, trusting relationship with the family. Melissa and I took a leap of faith by making our decision by not knowing how we were going to be able to afford $1,800.00 a month tuition. We did have the support of close family members, friends, and of our church. With that assistance we were able to complete the enrollment process and Joseph was admitted into the program.

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To This Fundraiser

$875

 

3% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • LaWanda Scott

    $50

  • Pat Mercer

    $50

  • The Hill's

    $25

  • Brian and Tamaria Williams

     

  • Sandra-Anne Reeves Ward

    $200

  • Clayton Loper

    $450

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Organized by

Jason Loper

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $875 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jason Loper

Amount Raised

$625

 

2% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Loper

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Clayton Loper

Clayton Loper

DONATION: $450

Love you Joseph, miss you buddy. I can't wait to go on another one of our fishing trips. Love Uncle Clayton 3 years ago

Sandra-Anne Reeves Ward

Sandra-Anne Reeves Ward

DONATION: $200

This is for the future of my nephew Joseph Loper... Joseph I pray you will grow into the best man you can be!!! I love you!!!!! Love always, Aunt Sandra 3 years ago

Brian and Tamaria Williams

Brian and Tamaria Williams

3 years ago

The Hill's

The Hill's

DONATION: $25

Love and prayers Joseph. 3 years ago

Pat Mercer

Pat Mercer

DONATION: $50

Thought and prayers with all of you. Where's there's love and life, there's hope. 3 years ago

LaWanda Scott

LaWanda Scott

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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