Seeds of Hope of Northern Colorado, Inc.

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Adopt-a-Student

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)
Families
Parents
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Single Parents

Description

The Adopt-a-Student program ties a generous donor directly to a student from an Archdiocese of Denver K-8 Catholic school. This program provides scholarship assistance for students, which also has the benefit of providing support to schools through additional tuition revenue. The direct, high-impact of the Adopt-a-Student program:

• Each adopted student is identified by the school and Seeds of Hope as being in the highest-need circumstance where the family needs the most aid and receives $3,000 in tuition assistance.

• Students are recommended not only based on need, but also based on parent involvement and a demonstrated commitment to their student's education and faith.

• 100 percent of an Adopt-a-Student contribution goes toward the student's tuition, giving a student the opportunity to attend a school in which he or she will flourish and grow a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

A reason the Adopt-a-Student program is one of Seeds of Hope's most popular tuition assistance initiatives is the ongoing connection between the student and donor.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Seeds of Hope has provided more than $38 million in financial aid to more than 24,000 students since 1996. For the 2021-22 school year, Seeds of Hope will provide more than $2.1 million in grant and scholarship aid to 32 K-8 Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Denver.

An example of the type of family we help is Helen Anderson and her granddaughter Ava Darche. Anderson thought about sending Ava, who came to live with her at just 3 years old, to public school, but had more negative experiences than positive ones with her own children. Anderson was seeking consistency for her little girl. "When we walked into the Catholic school - it felt like family," Anderson said. This extended family for Ava and her grandmother has been developed with the help of tuition assistance through Seeds of Hope's Adopt-a-Student program. Anderson says it would not have been possible to send Ava to Catholic school without this assistance. Now the family is facing a new challenge, as well. Anderson has been fighting stage IV cancer since 2013. The Our Lady of Fatima community has been a beautiful place and Catholic education has meant more to Ava than she imagined. "When I was younger, I just viewed God as something I learned about, I didn't have a connection," Ava said. "Fatima has helped me understand that I can have a relationship with the Trinity." Ava wants to attend Catholic high school and she would like to study teaching in college because of her teacher relationships that were nurtured at Our Lady of Fatima. Anderson is impressed with the "brilliant, caring, and loving person" that Ava has become.

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