Every year RAHS students demonstrate dedication and hard work as they overcome barriers to complete high school, pursue work and internship opportunities, go on to college, and realize their important role in the community. This school year, students and staff experienced an unexpected challenge, when three RAHS students were shot just outside our North campus. Although our community has come together to heal and gain perspective from this event, the violation of our safe space has left a lingering hurt with many.
In its 30 years of providing academic second chances, RAHS has only enjoyed a few Prom nights. Without guaranteed state or federal funding, making what most consider high school rites of passage happen for our students is often not possible. This year, however, we feel that we mustfind a way to make it happen. Before parting for summer break, students need the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and experience a once-in-a-teenage-lifetime event and we hope you can help make this happen.
We are starting from scratch as we prepare for the RAHS 2015 Prom; ensuring each interested student has access to prom tickets, attire, and transportation. Creating this much-anticipated Prom night will cost $100 per student, with an estimated attendance of 150 students. Any contribution you can make is much appreciated and integral in giving RAHS students a celebratory night to remember at the end of what has been a particularly difficult and challenging year for them. We thank you in advance for your contribution to this effort.
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