WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP HIGH ROCKS ACADEMY FOR GIRLS CAMPS GOING AND FREE!
High Rocks is important on so many levels. It benefits the community at large, it gives young women a voice, and teaches them how to find their place and rise above all challenges. It also benefits those, and anyone, who come through the doors.
Personally, the High Rocks is important to me because here is where I gained a sense of awareness of self, and I began to truly define my values, and who I was and who I wanted to become, and to take those opportunities and to make them into something great.
I have so many dreams and accomplishments that I want to see happen. For example, changing in the world, no matter how small that change will be. And High Rocks has definitely prepared me and equipped me as an individual where I can take self-motivation and drive and pursue my passions, and to inspire those around me and to be inspired by those who are around me. To constantly find inspiration in everything that I do, in every passion, in every purpose that I define in myself, I can always know that I am doing the right thing.
~ BY MONEFIA MAITLAND – HIGH ROCKS ALUM, MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE SENIOR, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR, PEACE CORPS APPLICANT, AND GENERAL ROCK STAR
Do you hear yourself in those words?
From the time a High Rocks girl enters the Academy in 7th grade, through her first couple of years in college or out in the world, High Rocks is there. For seven years, we actively educate, empower, and inspire these young women, 80% of whom qualify for free/reduced price school lunch, and nearly half of whom will be first-generation college graduates.
We are announcing the launch of the Legacy Fund. We need to raise $100,000 to leverage $500,000 from a matching donor. This money will be used over the next seven years, the life cycle of one girl’s journey through High Rocks Academy, to fund transformational camps and make sure that girls still have High Rocks.
Please help us guarantee that we can give another generation of girls the start on life Monefia got.
Here’s to the power and possibility in girls,
Sarah Riley, Executive Director
“This helped me realize where I want to go to pursue my career dreams. Thank you, High Rocks!” -High Rocks Participant
Matching Your Gift
We have a very generous donor who has agreed to make a $530,000 donation to High Rocks Academy for Girls if we can raise $100,000. What’s more, he has agreed to match the money we raise. One-seventh of the funds will be released every year to support camps and programs. The matching structure is outlined below.
LEGACY OF STRENGTH donors—current program participants and their families, and program alums—have been directly transformed by participating in High Rocks Academy for Girls. Their legacy is their strength to try something new, something hard, and something life changing. Their willingness to donate attests to the strength of the program; gifts will be matched 3 to 1.
LEGACY OF GUIDANCE donors—current or former board members or staff, and alum parents—have turned over their time, their trust, or their career (and in some cases, all three of these) to the organization. Their legacy is providing sound guidance in building and steering High Rocks. Their gifts will be matched 2 to 1.
LEGACY OF HOPE donors are helping to secure the organization’s future by growing their current support or extending their generosity for the first time. Their legacy is giving us hope that what we are doing is worthwhile. Their willingness to donate shows that the High Rocks has staying power and the gifts will be matched 1 to 1.