Each year about this time, we ask for your donations to the 101 Club. Our seed money for JRA came from this Club; we asked 101 people to donate $101. We chose this amount because it was within reach for many people. Some chose to give more and we happily accepted.
Our tuition isn’t cheap, but that does not cover the cost of a child at JRA. Most of our students have not been successful in public or even private schools, and we do our best to give them every service they need. Here are some of the things 101 Club money has funded:
—Scholarship assistance for low-income students
—Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking training for teachers
—Short term one-on-ones for students who are struggling
—Bal-a-vis-x training for staff
—specialized curriculum materials
This year we hope 101 Club monies will continue to train our staff in Social Thinking, an area of great need for our kids. We also hope to buy a microscope for our biology class. In addition, I have a list of children who are waiting for funding to go to JRA, children who are falling through the cracks where they are.
Your donation can make it possible us to help more families send their children to us and to give them an enriched environment while they are here. Please give generously and ask your friends to as well.