Thank you for making 2012 a year to celebrate. With your help the Foundation broke revenue records—raising $1.2 million during the FY11-12 year; making it possible to invest more than ever before in our students and schools. This fall, evidence of this support was seen via kindergarteners who entered school ready to learn because of the Pre-K/Kindergarten summer school program, expanded After-School Labs and Open Library Programs, Book Rooms at every elementary school, more STEM support at our high schools and so much more. Each of these investments elevates and enhances our students’ education. None would be possible without your support. Thank you and best wishes for a terrific 2013!
Did you know? Eight-hundred parents and community members gave over 28,000 hours to the Foundation during 2012. If you’re looking for a new adventure, check out our volunteer opportunities to see if our committees match your talents.
Speaking of Volunteers …
Calling all hard-working, fun-loving moms and dads … the Foundation wants you for its 15th Annual Nourish Every Mind Benefit Luncheon Committee. The event, which raises nearly half of the Foundation’s budget, runs on volunteer power. If you’re interested in joining the crowd producing one of the community’s largest fundraising events, please contact Lynn Juniel, firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to Save-the Date for the Luncheon, May 9at the Issaquah Community Center.
Through the VOICE Mentoring Program, nearly 300 students?from elementary to high school—receive one-to-one support from caring community volunteers and high school students. If you’re wondering how much of a difference a mentor can make, read the quote below from Michael, a student who has been paired with his VOICE mentor for four years.
“There are a lot of kids that have issues and feel they have no one to talk to. You can’t always talk to your parents about everything and or trust your friends not to speak to others. Having someone like Jeff is reassuring. And when my mind isn’t worried about problems, I can do better in school.”
Currently, the need for mentors in our schools exceeds supply. If you’d like to become a transformative figure in a child’s life, please contact the VOICE Mentor Program, VOICE@issaquah.wednet.edu or visit http://voicementorprogram.org/
All in for Kids Pledge Reminder
If you made a pledge and/or indicated an employer match during the All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign, please follow through. Respond to your pledge remit letter and fill out any required matching gift forms to ensure every one of the $366,805 anticipated dollars can benefit our students.