A huge, sincere THANK YOU to supporters of the Avondale-Goodyear Education Foundation! With your help, we were able to award college scholarships to high–achieving Avondale Elementary School District students for the 4th consecutive year!
Each recipient received $2,000 to save and invest in their college education. The scholarship funds can be used for anything they might need as a college student, including books, tuition, enrollment fees, and more!
We loved reading each applicant’s heart-felt Kids at Hope essay response when asked what they learned from their time in the program. Check out a few highlights below!
“The Kids at Hope program taught me how to be a leader and to help others who are struggling which has created a path to the biomedical field where I am able to make a difference and help people at the same time.” – Jonathan H.
“Not only did the program motivate me but it taught me to never give up. High school can be very overwhelming, especially as a student taking AP classes and working a part-time job. But I look back at how far I’ve come and quitting suddenly does not seem like an option. I am very grateful for the program because it set the foundation for reaching my goals. No matter where life takes me, I know that I will always be a Kid at Hope and that I am capable of success.” – Rebecca R.
“I truly learned that I am capable of success and all it takes is putting in effort, time, and perseverance. I didn’t have dreams as of a few years ago; however, that has all changed. I want to create a better place and environment for the people who live in this world.” – Richard R.
“The lessons that I learned from the Kids at Hope program have impacted my life in amazing ways. One of those lessons was that you could become successful with hard work. I always tried my best in my tests because I knew that it would be worth it. I always appreciated how my teachers always saw the positive in students and helped us grow as people. I remember that we would get a paper with our best qualities in it and what careers we could go into based on our personalities. I remember seeing “doctor” and ”teacher” in those many times. Now that I am older, I do plan to go into the medical school later and I think that the Kids at Hope Program had a play in that.” – Ana C.
Again, we appreciate the outpouring of support from the community and our business partners as we continue to do whatever it takes to create opportunities for students and celebrate AESD staff, especially during the past two years of uncertainty. We are hopeful to resume in-person fundraising events soon – stay tuned!