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Great Expectations campaign


Despite our exceptional schools, hundreds of preschool children and more than 1,600 school-age kids are not achieving critical educational benchmarks that set them on the path to success in school and in life. Most are children of color. Many live in poverty. There is an unacceptable opportunity and achievement gap in our community — a gap that Great Expectations is designed to close.

Nearly 44% of the people Interfaith Outreach served last year were children. These amazing kids and their families have the same hopes and dreams we do — they simply need a little bit of support to help reach their full potential.

Your gift will help us close the gap and create Great Expectations for all our kids.

The Great Expectations Campaign supports the needs of local kids by funding youth education programs, including early childhood education, out-of-school-time learning opportunities and mentoring programs. It also provides more than 750 kids with backpacks and school supplies so they arrive ready to learn in the fall. The goal is to ensure that each and every child has the necessary support, from cradle to career, to succeed in school and in life.

2017 Campaign Dates: July 1-Aug. 31

goal: $200,000

I want to change the future of our kids!

Double your impact when you give before Aug. 31!

A supporter of Interfaith Outreach is generously matching gifts up to $20,000. Make a gift today, and make twice the difference for local kids!

attend the great expectations breakfast aug. 23

Learn what community-based Great Expectations Action Teams have discovered could change the odds for struggling kids, and how you can help, at the Great Expectations Breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:30-9 a.m. The event is free but an RSVP is requested. Download this flyer to print out or share with friends, post in your workplace, etc. Thanks for spreading the word!

About the Great Expectations Initiative

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and the Wayzata and Orono school districts are anchor partners of the Great Expectations Initiative, which coordinates the goodwill and resources of our community to set all our kids on the path to success from cradle to career.