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Project Starfish Project Starfish

...one matters

Project Starfish narrows the achievement gap by providing economically disadvantaged students resources they would otherwise not be able to obtain on their own. 

Many families today are facing economic challenges. We don’t want that to be an obstacle for your student to get involved at school and be a fully participating student. Please speak with Mr. Slowinski if you have questions or wish to help our cause.

Through grants and private donations, identified students are provided with 

  • Field trips expenses
  • Co-curricular fees
  • Athletic events
  • School dance fees
  • Yearbooks
  • Summer School
  • Bus passes
  • School supplies
  • Special apparel
  • Hygiene/toiletry products

In return, the student is asked to “pay it forward” with some type of volunteer service of their choosing at their school. The opportunity to give back to one's community preserves dignity as well as provides valuable life lessons, builds self-esteem, and nurtures good citizenship.

"The tide has gone out and has left a million starfish stranded on the beach. They are slowly dying under the heat of the sun. A little girl is walking along this beautiful sandy beach. As she walks along, she picks up a starfish and throws it back into the sea. She then picks another one and another, throwing each into the sea. An old man watches her for a while then walks up to her and says "What are you doing little girl? There are millions of starfish out there dying. You cannot believe that you can make a difference". The girl kneels down, picks up a starfish, throws it into the sea and says "I made a difference to that one".

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