The Great Expectations (GE) Initiative is changing kids’ lives, one child at a time, and your support makes that possible. You helped provide backpacks with fresh supplies, access to high-quality early childhood care and education, and athletic and arts enrichment opportunities. Your support ensures that kids show up in a new school year ready for success. Listen to Raquel’s heart warming story in this video.
Your gift helps families and kids connect with cradle to career opportunities and resources that set them on a path to success in school and community. Because of you, the Great Opportunities Fund is closing the opportunity gap by providing K-12 students with access to arts, athletic and enrichment activities that develop life skills, healthy community connection and relationships. The Caring for Kids Fundraising Breakfast (view photos on Facebook) brought together 240 people and raised funds for 0-5-year-olds and their families, and 950 kids are supported through programs and services aligned with the Great Expectations Initiative whose anchor partners are Interfaith Outreach and the Wayzata and Orono School Districts. Every dollar matters. Every effort is aligning. And, local kids are better off.
Here are some of the ways your gift helps kids:
- ensures 180 preschool children can access to high-quality early childhood care and education
- funds ACT preparation classes that encourage college aspirations of high school students
- provides backpacks full of fresh supplies to 700 school-age kids (view photos on Facebook)