I am hiking a challenging section of The Superior Trail on June 23rd for Hope Academy. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar!!!
The kids that grow up in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis face dire facts: they live in one of the worst socio-economic environments in the country; the majority of them will be lucky to graduate from high school; drug abuse, gangs, teen pregnancy and death are the fate of many. Statistically speaking, it's only a matter of time before they become just another statistic. But eleven years ago, two men were called to start a Christian school in the neighborhood and the lives of hundreds of students will never been the same.
Hope Academy is an amazing inner-city Christian school in Minneapolis. Their mission is to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education. The results are incredible: http://www.hopeschool.org/academics/results.shtml
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, I will be participating in Hope Hike 2012. I'm raising support so that another girl can attend Hope this Fall. And get this! Every dollar you pledge will be matched dollar for dollar! In order to keep Hope Academy affordable for everyone, the fair share tuition at Hope is based on a family's ability to pay. With most of the families coming from low-income homes, more than 80% of the cost of education is covered by Partners. At Hope, not a single student is turned away for lack of funds.
To learn more about Hope Academy, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4ZrQrSvd0
The match is provided because of the generous support of donors who have given to Katies Club Fund. Katie's Club Fund was created in 2005 in memory of Katrina Serenity Stigman who struggled with breast cancer, but whose life was a continual demonstration of hope and faith to those around her. The Katie's Club Fund is happy to partner with us in raising funds for Hope Academy and will match monies raised up to $15,000!
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