Many Hands Make Light Work
The Youth Initiative High School has a funding structure unlike any other independently funded school in America. We help build community because the community helps build us.
Our income is generated by the goodwill, hard work, and seemingly endless generosity of those who believe in us. Through programs like the Matching Gift Circle and donations of wealth and talent (teachers donate thousands of dollars worth of teaching every year), we are able to make our unique education available to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
A Community of Initiative
Each year our students raise over $14,000 through their own ingenuity and hard work. In support of their efforts, businesses and individuals in our community pledge to match a certain percentage of every dollar the students raise. The Matching Gift Circle gave a 400% boost to the students efforts last year! Matching Gift Circle members are listed on our website, Facebook page, our weekly e-newsletter, and in our bi-annual newsletter, the Kaleidoscope.
Contact Sheila Sherwin, YIHS Development Director, to join the Matching Gift Circle and help show our students that the community supports their initiative.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution and help make our education available to all who desire it.