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.
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.