We want to thank you for your continued support of Friends. It has been a rough couple of years for all, but especially the children in Watts. COVID-19’s disruption in learning has adversely affected achievement for children in underserved areas like Watts. This school year, our students entered class with more variability in their academic skills than under normal circumstances.
The good news is: We are making gains this school year
and want to keep up the MOMENTUM!
We are in the middle of a third school year affected by the pandemic and we are convinced that keeping children in a safe, challenging educational environment via Friends Scholarships and providing extra support in reading through the Literacy Center (including a special summer session) is essential. Staying in a good school and getting additional reading support is so important at this juncture.
We hope that you will consider one of the categories of giving. Your contribution makes a difference! to support Friends’ efforts to keep our children’s academic achievement moving upward!
We hope to see you all soon!
Lisa Acquistapace, Mollie Baumer, Antonia Carpenter, Colette Mueller, and Lynn Norton
Friends’ Development Committee