For Hispanic Heritage month, would you give $20 to help Bishop Ward Hispanic students achieve their goals after graduating high school?
Through the Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship's "Cambio Para Cambio" program and the Bishop Ward Academy of Finance, not only can Ward Hispanic graduates be able to attend and graduate from college, but they also will be on the path to help make lasting change for their families as well as the Wyandotte County community.
Bishop Ward is a community that prides itself on its history of diversity, and the rich cultural heritage of its student body. Even though only 2.3 percent of Hispanic school-aged students in America are enrolled in Catholic schools, nearly 75 percent of our student body identifies as Hispanic, a stark contrast to the national numbers. Thus, it is more important than ever that we are not only providing the best education possible for our Hispanic students while at Ward but also ensuring that they have the opportunity to succeed in college and whatever career path they choose when they graduate. Last year 11 Bishop Ward graduates received scholarships from the Hispanic Development Fund, but through the "Cambio Para Cambio" fundraiser this Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th-Oct.15th), we can ensure that even MORE Ward Hispanic graduates can secure the funding they need to ensure that attending and graduating from college is an option after graduation.
With the help of the Academy of Finance students, faculty, and board members, we will be holding special events and activities at school to help reach our fundraising goal of $4,000. Last year, the Academy of Finance, a student organization at Bishop Ward that is committed to business and career education with the help of the National Academy of Finance network and local businesses in the KC Metro area, raised over $3,400 thanks to generous supporters such as yourself. However, YOU can also help us directly by donating on this fundraising page. Every donation toward our "Cambio Para Cambio" fundraiser counts, and no donation is too small. Even a small donation will go a long way toward helping the Ward community's goal.
By sparing just a little bit of change, we can help make long-term change not only in the lives of our students at Bishop Ward, but the Wyandotte County community as a whole!
Thank you for your help and generosity to #cambioparacambio, and thank you for making a difference in our students' lives and futures!
Academy of Finance Director at Bishop Ward High School