With summer here and vacation season upon us, we wanted to take a moment to bring you a quick update from our campus, where school is still in session -- and where wonderful things have been happening.
As you know, our new 6th grade class joined us in March. For many of them, this has been their first time away from their families, and our older students have been endlessly creative in finding ways to make them feel at home at SOLA -- but they outdid themselves for our celebration of International Children's Day in early June.
Of course, this is always a special day at SOLA, but this year, our older students took the lead in designing a surprise party for our 6th graders: decorating our campus, preparing gift boxes, and even baking a cake for their younger classmates. We hope the photos below help give you a feeling for the excitement, and the joy, of that day.
You've helped us raise more than $7,000 for our students (and counting), and we are truly grateful for your support. Whether you're a one-time donor or a recurring giver, you are the reason we are able to do what we do -- and you can give with confidence, knowing that SOLA has earned a 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar.
Thank you again for your generosity and your time. We look forward to bringing you many more stories from SOLA as the year continues.
Director of Communications, SOLA