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Sky Chari's Fundraiser:

SMART 2015 Holiday Challenge

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BENEFITING: SMART

ORGANIZER: SMART

EVENT: Giving Tower Holiday Challenge

Sky Chari

THE STORY:

I have been volunteering as a mentor with SMART for 7 years, and have watched my two mentees grow and flourish under the guidance of the incredible SMART staff.  Giving quality education access to those who most need and deserve it is something so important in this country, and I hope to see SMART expand its services to even more students.  Your donation will help this to happen, so it is with excitement, sincerity, and heartfelt gratitude that I ask you to donate.  Thank you!   -Sky  

 

SMART wrote -

Since 1997, SMART has prepared highly-motivated, low-income students to achieve individual success.

Ninety-four percent of SMART Scholars are the first in their family to attend college, 100% graduate high school, and since 2011, 100% of SMART graduates pursue a college degree (compared to 51% nationally).

Each year, SMART recruits a cohort of fourth-grade students to embark on an eight-year journey that culminates in college matriculation. Nominated by elementary schools and community-based organizations, SMART scholars are expected to graduate our program possessing certain personal qualities, including intellectual curiosity and academic confidence, social and emotional intelligence, civic mindedness, self-advocacy and awareness, empathy, resilience, and grit.

To meet these goals, SMART provides a comprehensive program which includes advocacy with and placement into academically rigorous partner schools, after-school and summer programming, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and a parent education series.

One-hundred percent of our administrative costs are covered by our Board of Directors. Your gift will directly support our incredible Scholars and their goals of obtaining a college degree. To learn more about our program, please visit theSMARTprogram.org.

For every $1 you donate, SMART Scholars receive $6.50 worth of services and support. Thank you so much for your belief in our program and our Scholars!

  • $25 provides essential school supplies for a Scholar in need. 
  • $50 provides a healthy snack for a Scholar in our summer and after-school programs.
  • $75 covers a college application fee for a high school Senior.
  • $100 provides a high school student with access to professional tutoring services.
  • $250 provides a rising 5th or 6th grade Scholar with an academic 6-week summer program to support their transition into middle school.
  • $500 provides a middle school Scholar with safe transportation from school to SMART twice a week for a year.
  • $750 provides a high school Scholar with an all-expense paid trip to visit northern and southern California colleges.
  • $2,500 provides a Scholar with customized placement support into middle school or high school, including individualized counseling, test prep, application fees, school tours, translation services and more.
  • $5,000 provides a Scholar with all program components for a full year including after-school programming, specialized curriculum, individualized academic support, a family education series and more.
  • INVALUABLE: Donate your time! Volunteer as a tutor, mentor, or participate in a short-term volunteer opportunity. Visit theSMARTprogram.org/volunteer to learn more.

$300

MONEY RAISED
  • Gary and Joan Grealis

    $50

  • Joe and Rachel

    $250

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30% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $16,882 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nonoko Sato

Amount Raised

$5,155

 

172% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kelly

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Castillo

Amount Raised

$1,808

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Quinlan Fang

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

52% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Buis

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

40% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Shaikh

Amount Raised

$455

 

46% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Mazawa

Amount Raised

$450

 

45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Joe and Rachel

Joe and Rachel

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Gary and Joan Grealis

Gary and Joan Grealis

DONATION: $50

For Nanny Bobbie. 3 years ago