WE are extremely proud of our effort this summer! Throughout an extremely emotional and challenging planning process, we were consistently motivated by the benefits that our unique outdoor program could provide our students during this pandemic. We ran over 60+ unique outdoor programs this summer and completed over 650 student registrations. We awarded nearly $86,000 in tuition assistance to regional families in need of support and increased our maximum student discount up to $1,800. WE also offered a record number of full scholarships to a record number of students. ALL of this was accomplished while running at just over 50% of our traditional capacity. We learned a great deal this summer about who we are, what we believe in and what is truly important as an organization. We found new value in our work and deepened our passions for the role we play within our community.
As we begin planning for the still uncertain future, we are committed to ensuring that no matter what our programs look like next summer, that our ability to remain an inclusive and accessible youth organization for ALL students is NOT compromised by budget shortfalls or decreased capacities.
We do not ask for support lightly. We understand that this is a challenging time and that not everyone is in a position to give. If you are able to make a financial contribution to our fall fundraising efforts, please know that you are directly supporting the integrity and sustainability of our organization. You are ensuring that our role of providing rejuvenation and growth within our community continues far into the future for all in need.
Any donation of $300 or more makes you an Academy MEMBER!
Members will receive priority registration in 2021
(we were 90% sold out within our first 6 days of 2020 registration!)
Donations of $2,500 or more qualify you to become an Academy TRUSTEE! This foundational financial program directly supports our tuition assistance program and allows us to award nearly $200,000 to local families annually.
*Note that you can make a contribution of ANY AMOUNT by clicking on one of the boxes below