From Cedarcrest High School
We had a mom who has not finished high school and was recently abandoned by her husband with several boys to raise, with her oldest enrolled as a student at our high school. His mother is the only one supporting the family and is only occasionally employed, making minimum wage. She came in at the beginning of the year, quite stressed with the cost of school fees and charges, and asked us for help. We were able to help them with the special fee cards required for elective classes using the InvestED Funds. The student finished his year at school, passed his classes and will have an equal start with his peers for next school year because of this fund.
[This story is included in the first edition of InvestED's book: Inspiring Dreams, Actions Generosity (2007).]