High School Graduation Scholarship
At TCS we value education and feel that with an education young adults will have a better chance at becoming successful, self-reliant individuals. Claire M. Fagin, RN, Ph.D was quoted as saying “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference” and Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. When a young adult graduates from high school it is an accomplishment that we feel deserves to be recognized and celebrated!
Through fundraising efforts and support from community partners, TCS has established a program that enables us to award high school graduates with a monetary scholarship. At the conclusion of each school year, TCS invites all the young adults placed in our agency, who graduated from high school to participate in a cake and ice cream celebration where we recognize each of their accomplishments and grant them their scholarships.
Since 2011 we have recognized over twenty high school graduates and more than ten promoting 8th graders!
We encourage the graduates to invite whomever they would like to the ceremony; we also recognize their guests for their support of the graduate…individuals like their social workers, foster parents, friends and family. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent” said Mahatma Gandhi. Without the time, support and encouragement of caregivers many of these graduates would not have been successful at accomplishing such an achievement.
We look forward to this event each year and seeing the sense of accomplishment it brings our graduates. If you feel so inclined to help support us support our graduates please contact the agency at 559-222-5437.