Miles for Leadership High School
Organized by: Thuy Mai
EVENT DATE Jul 31, 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
Please join me in my efforts to raise money for the high school that has not only provided me an exceptional educational experience but the tools to always remain a life long learner. I only hope to give back to Leadership High School as a small token of my gratitude by dedicating my "First Half" of the SF Marathon to the amazing students, faculty and staff members.
In 2015, I signed on as the Alumni Chair serving on the School Board and one of my key responsibilities is fundraising, and here's where I'm asking for your help.
Some background on Leadership High School:
Over 80% of the kids at LHS have the cards stacked against them in one way or another—they are foster youth, they come from households with incomes low enough to qualify them for free and reduced lunch programs, or English isn’t their first language.
Despite these odds, 96% of our graduates last year went on to college—and most were the first in their families to do so. What’s even more impressive about this statistic is that many students enter LHS performing below grade level. For example, one of our recent graduates—a student named Kory—came to LHS as a sophomore with mostly C- grades and even a few Fs. At LHS, he thrived both academically and socially, graduating with all As and Bs and having logged over 240 hours of meaningful volunteer work. He’s now doing great at San Francisco State University pursing an Engineering degree.
So how does LHS prepare so many kids for college and ready for success in life? It’s a combination of rigorous curriculum, amazingly dedicated teachers, and a small-school setting that treats each student as an individual with enormous potential. LHS’s innovative approach emphasizes educating the whole student – academically and personally – through a focus on our four school-wide outcomes of communication, critical thinking, personal responsibility and social responsibility.
As a public school, the majority of our funding comes from city and state government, but we still need to raise over $50,000 to close this year’s funding gap and fulfill our promise to these kids. Gifts at any level can make a big impact.
· $50 pays for school supplies for one student for an entire year
· $100 covers the cost of a student’s Advanced Placement (AP) test fee
· $500 pays for a student’s entire set of science lab materials
· $1,000 covers the cost of one Week Without Walls course for 15 students—an immersive learning experience outside the classroom that’s a great example of LHS’s innovative approach.
Please consider making a gift to LHS!
Your contribution is greatly appreciated!