From Ephrata High School
One of our students has had many family issues, and has been on her own throughout high school. She has struggled with alcohol and drug dependency, and has been through several treatment centers. She has always tried to stay involved in athletics in high school; sports have given her an opportunity to build relationships with positive role models and peers. InvestED provided our student with athletic gear, giving her the ability to participate. Sports have given her a reason to stay out of trouble and stay in school. Without the help of this fund, our student would have had another hurdle in her life that would have been difficult to jump.
[This story is included in the first edition of InvestED's book, Inspiring Dreams, Actions Generosity (2007)]