In two minutes
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donation at syf.org/donate.
What can you do in two minutes? We are often in such a rush with meetings, text messages and filling out reports, do you ever stop and think the impact you could have in two minutes? Every 29 seconds a student decides to give up on getting a high school diploma. That means in two minutes four more students will walk away from reaching their potential. You can do something to prevent this from happening. Take those 120 seconds and donate to Simon Youth Foundation.
For every $1,000 raised, SYF can help a student graduate from a Simon Youth Academy. This graduate has the opportunity to earn on average $350,000 more over their lifetime than a dropout. Perhaps more importantly, however, the walls and obstacles have been removed so they can pursue their dreams. If they start here, they can go anywhere.
In partnership with local school districts, Simon Youth Academies create a community around the student where new ways of thinking are practiced, expressed and nurtured. Students may have experienced bullying, early parenthood, illness or some other hardship that prevented them from seeing the benefits of an education. Teachers reach the students where they are and guide them to where they need to be. Across the SYF Academy network, more than 90% receive their diploma which is a testament to the daily hard work of more than 120 educators.
Since 1998, SYF has graduated more than 10,000 at-risk students and awarded over $10 million in scholarships to more than 3,600 students in 42 states. These statistics only show part of the story. SYF is working hard to continue this momentum and we need your help.
In honor of SYF igniting hope for 15 years, consider making an investment in the future.