This is the beginning of something HUGE! Winning this grant would enable us to implement this program across the state with a focus on the nation. #HelpMakeSchoolGreatAgain.
We believe we can help STOP school violence by providing the students, that are at risk, with the opportunity to participate in programs and activities they would otherwise not be able to afford.
Children who experience: poverty, homelessness, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or the loss of a parent, are more likely to experience: delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, dropping out, and repeating these cycles.
Our children do NOT have to become statistics!
Activities with encouraging peers & adults have a positive impact on a child’s school & family life. Opportunities to achieve improved: physical, mental, emotional & social development reduces at risk behavior and gives them a chance at SUCCESS!
Grant A Wish and you Impact our Future Leaders!
Between 2008 & 2017 we were able to provide over 730 scholarships to Mesa County youth. Since we rely on donations from organizations, local businesses and private donors just like you, we can only do it with your help!
Donate today and be a part of Granting THOUSANDS of Wishes!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website today! I’m Mackenzie Dodge, founder of the Grant A Wish Program, (not to be confused with the Make a Wish organization). We are a 501(c)3, composed of a group of community members, that support qualifying youth with scholarships to participate in programs and activities that focus on providing positive peers and role models.
DID YOU KNOW…
Studies show children who suffer from; homelessness, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, the loss of a parent, or poverty (19% in Mesa County) are more likely to suffer from: delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and dropping out.
- Girls in foster care struggling with self-esteem issues that want to participate in Karate.
- Or this boy that wants to play basketball… a few weeks ago his brother passed away and his father died last year.
- Or this girl who is kind & helpful to others and is working hard to do her best in school, but is struggling emotionally due to abuse.
- & social development
- thereby reducing their at risk behaviors & giving them a chance at success.
But, we can only do it with your help!
The Grant a Wish Program relies on the donations of organizations, local businesses and private donors just like you, to ensure the success of our children by helping fund their dreams.
Last year over 158 children we’re waiting to be sponsored for something as simple as a $44 swimming lesson. Since 2008 we have provided over $60,000 in programs to area youth, with over 150 children receiving scholarships in 2017 alone.
DON’T JUST GIVE A GIFT, GRANT A WISH….
Every year the need is greater and we hope you’ll consider the “Grant a Wish Program” as your charity of choice. Thank you for your consideration!
For further information please contact me, Mackenzie Dodge, at: 970-234-9808