Did you ever think I would be writing you about two teenage kids who had never been to school?
I certainly didn’t.
You and I both know that education unlocks a world of limitless possibilities for the children and teens we serve. Yet, for children like Michelle and Cameron, the dream of getting an education feels locked away unless you step in.
Before siblings Cameron and Michelle came to Thornwell, they’d never been enrolled in school, despite being 13 and 15 years old. As this new school year continues for Thornwell kids, we’re eager to give the opportunity of education to Cameron and Michelle.
That’s why I am writing you today. Will you join me today in supporting Michelle, Cameron, and kids just like them, who deserve opportunities to learn, grow and achieve their dreams?
Until they arrived at Thornwell, Cameron and Michelle were bounced around from city to city and never went to school. It seems impossible to imagine, but it happens more often than you might think.
Cameron suffers from extreme anxiety, while Michelle longs for positive attention and affirmation. Despite all the challenges they’ve experienced in their young lives, the pair are remarkably bright and eager to learn. They’re excited about making friends and learning at school this year.
Caring friends like you can make it possible for children to have the opportunity to learn and attend school while in Thornwell’s care.
Cameron and Michelle arrived at Thornwell reading at a 5th grade level and with 3rd grade math skills. We quickly enrolled them in tutoring and they’re already making progress in the new school year!
You can help take away the anxiety and stress and replace it with possibilities for a better life – all because you care! When friends like you step in, we see children thrive. Michelle recently told her tutor, “I’m amazing at math!”
Your gift today will make children’s lives better now. Not just for a few minutes, a few days, or even a few weeks. You’ll help open a world of possibilities not just for today, but for the future.
Every child wants and deserves the opportunity to learn and reach their potential. Children like Michelle and Cameron have endured enough hardship. Today, when you join me in giving we can give them the opportunities they need – not just to survive but thrive.
You can make a difference in the life of a child by sending your gift today – Thank you!
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