GO report 2017.18 - Page 2



OUR MISSION
TO BRING LIFE AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS WHO ARE
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED.
WE DO THIS BY REMOVING FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION IN ACADEMIC, ARTS AND
ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES THAT EXIST IN OUR COMMUNITY.
WE SUPPORT
roughly 9% of students
across all nine Edina
Public Schools
households earning
$50,200 (or less) annually
for a family of four
APPROXIMATELY
750
STUDENTS
equivalent to one
entire graduating class
students facing both chronic
and crisis financial adversity
OUR STORY (WELL, SOME HIGHLIGHTS)
2014/15
Summer camp
scholarships launched
Granting guidelines increased
to $500 per student per year*
2016/17
Pilot full summer
scholarship for 26 kids
Student Grants $93,000
Became independant 501c3
Founded by
Idith Almog and
Meg Rodriguez
2015/16
Named school district
mission-aligned partner
2017/18
Helped bring College
Possible to Edina
Student Grants $75,000
2017/18
STUDENT GRANTS
$125,000
*WE GRANT ABOVE $500 GUIDELINE DURING SUMMER AND FOR STUDENTS IN EARLY EDUCATION.
STUDENT REQUESTS
60%
compared to previous year





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