Purple Centers Starts Transitioning Students to New Public Student Success Program
As students head back to school this June and July, nearly 100 students from the Purple Centers School in Tondo will transition to our new Public Student Success Program and enroll in nearby public schools. The Public Student Success Program aims to ensure that students in public schools are adequately supported. We support the hidden costs of public education by helping families purchase uniforms, school supplies, and help certain families with extraordinary transportation costs. We also offer supplemental education, such as “Saturday School” tutorials, anytime coaching, access to art programs, the library, computers, project materials, etc. Our public school-sponsored children, youth (and their families) have access to the foundation’s social services, including health, nutrition, and medical support.
After several years in the Purple Centers School, Wincy will finish high school in a nearby public school. His transition is a success story. He has, in effect, graduated from needing the special services of the Purple Centers School and is ready to take on new challenges in his educational career. The eldest of six siblings, Wincy worked from an early age to help his family survive. Like many of the children we seek to serve, Wincy had to chose work over school and dropped out for two years to earn food for his family’s table. The Purple Centers Foundation helped Wincy pick up his education again. As a scholar of the internal school, Wincy thrived in the choir and art club.
Although Wincy will be transitioning from our internal school to our public student success program, he will still have access to the same extracurricular activities, such as the art club, which he was involved in for years.
Now as a public scholar of the Purple Centers, Wincy will still have the same access to the foundation’s art programs, as well as health and social services and new programs being developed specifically for public school success. Public school kids will have home rooms at their nearby Purple Centers, where they can find a safe, healthy, positive environment for studying and hanging out.
“The Purple Centers changed my life for the better,” Wincy said. “If you dream of a comfortable life, do something about it. If you don’t do something to improve your life, nothing will happen.”
Wincy couldn’t be more excited to enter his new school, Raja Soliman Science and Technology High School.
The Purple Centers will transition over 100 students to the Public Student Success Program in 2016 and plans to expand the program to cover siblings of current scholars.
A monthly donation of PhP750 ($17; £20) ensures a public school student a free uniform, shoes, school supplies and replenishments throughout the year, materials for school projects, weekend and after-school tutorials, individual mentoring, and health and social services.
To learn more about sponsoring a public school scholar, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.