Helping Local Students in Need
Students in need are receiving some additional help this school year from a unique partnership between Montesano Junior-Senior High School and InvestED, a statewide organization.
Funds are used annually to provide basic supplies, access to programs and other assistance, giving students the chance to reach their true potential. "In our state, there are more than 19,000 students who drop out each year, and many more 'opt out' and fail to reach their potential because they lack the resources to participate fully in school," said Julie Davis, InvestED's director. "Their requests are often small - a warm winter coat, a college exam fee, or supplies for an art or music class, for example - but the impact is enormous."
A matching program makes it possible to obtain an additional $500 of InvestED funds for Montesano Junior-Senior High School. Donations may be made in the school name through the InvestED website, www.InvestED.org or by sending a gift designated to the school to InvestED, 911 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Questions may be directed to Montesano Junior-Senior High School ASB Manager Lori Benedict at (360)249-1632 or to InvestED at (206)352-1199.
InvestED, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1963 by Saul and Dayee Haas. The organization now serves more than 16,000 students each year in grades six through 12, at more than 650 public and private schools in Washington state.