BENEFITING: GREAT LAKES ACADEMY INC
The school that raises the most money will have a Great Lakes Academy 3rd grade classroom named in its honor! And perhaps buy a little karma for your team.
To advance our mission of preparing our students for 4-year college, each of our classrooms is named for a college or university. Introducing our scholars to your alma mater is an incredible way to become a part of Great Lakes' mission! Join Duke University, University of Illinois, Marquette University, Stanford University and others as the face of a college future for these girls and boys.
Great Lakes Academy, which opened its doors in Fall 2014, is an independent, college-preparatory elementary school for families on the under-served Southeast Side of Chicago. Demographically, 93% of our students are low income, and 100% are minorities, either African American or Latino. We have one mission: to provide every child, regardless of socioeconomic status or race, with a world-class education that will propel them to high school, college and career success. The foundation of our values, culture, and work comes from the belief that quality education is a right, not a privilege! We believe in providing students with a structured, safe environment where they can take academic risks and find joy in learning.