Sarah Orth via Crowdrise
June 14, 2012
As funding for public education continues to decrease, public schools are looking to families to provide even the most basic school supplies. For some in our community, this is a struggle. So Flintridge Center is asking for your help.
This summer, nearly one hundred 9th and 10th graders will participate in our “SKILLZ Summer School” – a free program targeting youth who are at-risk for dropping out of school and/or students who are gang-impacted.
In order to promote on-time graduation, SKILLZ students recover failed elective units and core academic units in algebra and English. Learn more here.
Students who successfully complete the program receive a new backpack filled with school supplies for the coming year.
Give $50 today to sponsor a backpack and support the success of our future graduates.
$50 donation = 1 backpack + school supplies
$200 donation = SKILLZ tuition for 1 student
SKILLZ is made possible by a collaboration between Flintridge Center, Day One, Lake Avenue Community Foundation, PUSD, the City of Pasadena, and more than two dozen other community partners and volunteers.