UNIQUE LIFE EXPERIENCES SHAPE STUDENTS
As the school year begins, hallways echo with boisterous students eager to see their friends and show off their new shoes. However, within those new shoes, you may find a student who has experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment; especially if you’re walking the halls of Cookson Hills Christian School. Research shows that trauma can negatively impact a child’s ability to learn, create positive relationships, and behave respectfully in a classroom.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH
In order to get students back on track, they need a school to approach them differently. That’s where Cookson Hills comes in. Small class sizes, tailored instruction, and our Trauma-Informed Care model allow students to feel supported and understood, often changing their academic motivations.
MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY
We’ve been presented with a generous dollar for dollar match. THIS IS THE CHALLENGE: We raise $50,000 before September 30, 2017 and every dollar given will be matched.
Thirty becomes sixty. Fifty becomes one hundred. That $50,000 becomes $100,000! Because our cost per student is $4,000 (less than half of the national average) this grant will cover education costs for 25 students!
PATRICIA – CLASS OF 2021
” ‘It’s not worth it. You’re never going to graduate. You’re useless.’ These are the thoughts that spiral me out of control when I begin to fall behind in school. It happens every year, but this year, something changed. Between the ‘cool off’ area and grace from my teachers and principal, I was given just what I needed to get caught up and back on track. I’ve learned that the more I try, the more I can do. All of this really is worth it, because I am worth it.”