If a kid with a dream of potato salad can raise thousands of dollars, maybe a guy with a dream of becoming an English teacher can get a few bucks thrown his way.
Ian is 42. He’s been on the Dean’s List every semester. He’s in the honors program, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and an ambassador for the school (which basically means he takes tour groups around campus and talks up the school). He also volunteers at an animal shelter.
My point is, he’s no slacker. He’s serious about this and he’s committed to becoming a teacher at the high school level. He wants to work in Baltimore City, where it’s often overcrowded, under-funded, and occasionally dangerous, because that’s where kids need the most encouragement.
He’s only got two years before he gets his Bachelor’s Degree. But the rising cost of tuition and the rising cost of living are making it hard for us to pay for college.
Ian’s made a few adjustments to his schedule to delay his graduation until next semester. This gives us more time to get the money together for the four-year school. We’re still hoping that financial aid and/or loans will come through for us, especially since our mortgage payment has just gone up.
Now the money’s not just tight for school, it’s tight for things like groceries and home repair (we’re paying off a new water heater and some emergency electrical repairs).
Please keep sharing this link! Every little bit helps.