I am writing to request your support for our Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF), a scholarship program that supports students participating in Newton South overseas educational travel opportunities.
Newton South and Newton North offer extraordinary opportunities for students to extend their learning in international settings. Those who return from abroad speak often about the pivotal role these experiences have played in their personal and academic lives.
Over the past several years, folks from South and North have worked hard to ensure that these opportunities are available to all of our students. Please help us continue to convince our students that no one should tune out when international learning opportunities are announced! Please join us to offer students in need the necessary boost for an incredible learning experience.
On Saturday, March 8, GELF will hold its annual dinner/fundraiser from 6:30-10:30pm at Newton North High School. The evening features an amazing home-cooked meal, paired fine wines (yes, the school committee approved this!), dancing (with a great live band featuring our own Katani Sumner), and a live auction. And yours truly will serve the guests (with the superintendent and other principals).
This year alone we have funded:
- $33,000 in grants to
- 28 students for
- 10 different international trips
You may pay online or send a $150/person check (made payable to Newton Schools Foundation) to Newton Schools Foundation, 246 Dudley Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459. If you plan on sending in a check, please click here and register so we know to include you on the registration list before your check is received. Please write GELF on the memo line of your check and include guest names and your email address.
Whether you are coming or not, please consider donating to Support a Teacher to attend the event ($100/person) or just mail a check to the address above. Join us Saturday, March 8th in support of our students.