SMART Holiday Fundraising Challenge
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Dec 02, 2012
This holiday season, SMART Volunteers are uniting to raise $15,000 in support of vital educational programming and to commemorate SMART's 15 years of service to San Francisco's low-income students and their families.
Nationally only 8% of low-income students earn a college degree. And for students whose parents did not attend college, the likelihood of earning a degree drops to 4%. With your support, we change these outcomes. Our eight-year program begins with strong partnerships. Public schools nominate motivated, high-need students, and our private school partners ensure that every SMART Scholar receives a world-class education. 100% of SMART Scholars are supported through academic summer and after-school programs, college access curriculum, family education series, and volunteer tutor and mentor programs which further ensure that students are challenged, supported, and graduate high school equipped to succeed in college and beyond. 92% of our Scholars pursue a college degree, forever altering the trajectory of their lives, and the lives of their families and communities.
Thanks to our generous donors, and our amazing community of volunteers and mentors, SMART is evolving to increase services and programming for a growing number of students and partner schools.
- In 2011, SMART launched a College Access Program (CAP), and began serving high school-aged students on a monthly basis. In 2012, we further expanded CAP to include weekly programming.
- In 2012, SMART expanded summer program enrollement by 32%.
- SMART has increased partnerships with private schools from 17 to 21 partners.
- SMART is reaching out to the private school community through trainings designed to help traditionally underrepresented students success in private schools.
Your donations today in any amount are vital to the continued growth of SMART services, and our ability to serve more students in need. Thank you in advance for working with us to improve educational outcomes an change lives!