Speer Academy College Experience

$7,973 of $400k goal

Raised by 127 people in 13 months
Jordan Kruger
on behalf of Michelle Sharkey
 CHICAGO, IL



At ITW David Speer Academy, we want to provide students with opportunities that will promote persistence in difficult college majors and lead to robust careers in STEM fields.  We believe that participating in a unique STEM experience at a college during the summer of our students’ sophomore to junior year will lead to higher achievement in subsequent high school years and beyond.  We want 100% of our current sophomores to have this experience which will cost over $400,000 in tuition  for summer programs and travel.  With your help, we can provide our children with the summer of a lifetime.  Program deadlines and payment to colleges are due the upcoming spring, so with funding now, we can achieve our goal.  

Pre-college summer programs are offered by many different colleges and universities throughout the country.  They are unbelievable experiences for high school students as they provide a taste of college living and illuminate a sense of possibility for what they can achieve in the future.   The first year of the program we sent 20 of our students to Purdue, and they all had a life changing experience. Last year we sent over 180 sophomores on a college campus all over the country. This year our goal is to send all 400+ sophomores on a college campus!

We can't do this without your donation.  It will help over 400 students have a college experience all around the country. We have many first generation students attending our school and this will truly be a once in a lifetime opprtunity for them!

On the behalf of all members of the PRIDE, we thank you for your consideration in helping all of the 2019 Speer Pride scholars achieve their dreams.
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Posted by Jordan Kruger
13 months ago
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Thank you for all of the extremely generous donations given to support our students in having an unbelievable summer. In 2 days we have been able to raise enough money to give 2 students unique experiences...Lets go for 3 on day 3!

Thank you!

Jordan
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$7,973 of $400k goal

Raised by 127 people in 13 months
Created January 26, 2016
Jordan Kruger  
on behalf of Michelle Sharkey
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Khalilah Green
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JOSIAH GREEN

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virginia yanez
4 days ago

In Honor of Andrew Zavalza, Current sophomore

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Seth Harris
9 days ago
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Michele Gogins
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JB
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Judy Bailey-Tubbs
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For Elisabeth Tubbs, Love Mom and Dad. Judy and Otis Tubbs.

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alan ramirez

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