BENEFITING: ST LOUIS LANGUAGE IMMERSION SCHOOLS INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 03, 2013
Five years ago, the staff at St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) embarked upon an amazing journey to create the first international education option in St. Louis. Now, the founding class of fifth graders are preparing for their first international trips, designing their year-end Exhibition project and awaiting graduation. SLLIS fifth grade students embody everything that is true about teaching and learning: they pose thought-provoking questions, challenge their peers and teachers, and see themselves as powerful agents of action in the community. Your donation will support our students on their journey of life-long learning.
When SLLIS' community partners hear about our schools, they still assume that we are a private, tuition-based school. They can’t believe that it is possible to provide an international education within a public school or on a public school budget. They are partly right. We make clear priorities for our expenses, but still need your support to build the first urban public school network in the US with total language immersion and International Baccalaureate curriculum. SLLIS is changing the face and voices of St. Louis. Your donation positions SLLIS students for the continued success we work hard to achieve each day.
This is our first year participating in the Giving Tuesday movement. Since this is our 5th anniversary, we are hoping to raise $5,000 dollars. Help us in our mission to position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs.