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Middle School Support$375
Help YESS middle school program students succeed in school! Help fund this need with a donation of $375 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Sixth through 8th graders in our YESS program begin middle school significantly behind their peers - 20 points in science, 34 points in math, and 43 points in reading. With support from a team of staff, volunteers, teachers, and parents - and with help from generous donors - they successfully transition to high school. Three students were so successful that they are Schuler Scholars at Highland Park High School. $375.00 provides one middle school student with a full quarter of YESS programming.
Help a 1st through 5th grader succeed in school! Help fund this need with a donation of $500 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Nuestro Center After-School Homework Club serves at-risk students from Oak Terrace Elementary School. Oak Terrace has the most low-income students (73%), lowest ISAT scores (56%), and highest percentage of English-language learners (57%) of all District 112 elementary schools. Homework Club helps ensure that students, supported by their families, succeed in primary grades and prepare for a successful transition to middle school. $500.00 covers all costs associated with tutoring one student for an entire school semester.
Provide counseling support for an individual or family in need. Help fund this need with a donation of $150.00 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. One in five American adults faces a mental health issue, and 20 percent of all adolescents struggle with mental health needs. Our licensed therapists provide individual and family counseling, as well as bilingual counseling to help improve the quality of life and well being of area residents. A donation of $150.00 provides two one-hour counseling sessions to a individual or family in need.
Send a Kid to Camp$150
Provide a great experience for first through fifth graders at the five-week Nuestro Verano Summer Camp! Help fund this need with a donation of $150 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Nuestro Verano Camp provides a safe summer environment for children who might otherwise be left alone or with older siblings or elderly relatives while parents work. It reinforces educational gains made during the school year with a summer reading program and fun STEM activities. Campers enjoy nutritious meals, exercise, and outdoor adventures at local parks and swim facilities. Cultural enrichment trips provide horizon-broadening experiences similar to those enjoyed by their peers in the broader community. $150.00 sends one kid to camp.
Provide counseling and support services for seniors and family caregivers. Help fund this need with a donation of $125 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Lake County's senior population is expected to grow 20 percent by 2020. Our therapists and advocates help seniors and their families address the unique challenges of aging, working together to maintain independence and manage stress. $125.00 provides two counseling sessions.
Help LYI students visit area colleges! Help fund this need with a donation of $50 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Students in our Latino Youth Initiative (LYI) at Highland Park High School dream of and work hard to be the first in their families to go to college. The college visits so common for students at North Shore high schools are made possible for LYI students by the bus trips we provide for visits to area colleges and universities. $50.00 provides four (4) students with a college trip experience.
Help Buy Books$30
Help Escuela en Casa students Learn English! Help fund this need with a donation of $30 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Many English Learners cannot attend regular ESL classes. Volunteer tutors help these students learn English after work. They meet at home or at a convenient location. With funding for more books, more students can join the program. $30.00 buys books for one Escuela en Casa student.