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Posted on Aug 27, 2017 in Blog

How Southern Oregon Helps Children Succeed

How Southern Oregon Helps Children Succeed

With schools opening their doors to welcome back students, it’s a good time to consider what we can all do to make sure every child has what they need to succeed. Southern Oregon organizations are committed to kids, and it’s easy to find a cause you’d like to support, whether by contributing funds, goods, or time.

At Southern Oregon Head Start services are provided at no cost to qualifying families, and include educational activities that help them to thrive in school, as well as medical and dental services and healthy meals.

Hearts With A Mission serves homeless and at-risk children aged 10 to 17, and can use your donations of school supplies and backpacks. By the way…they’re hosting their 10th annual Homeless to Hopeful Benefit Auction at Belle Fiore Winery on September 23rd.

Reaching 1,500 students per week, Kids Unlimited provides afterschool programs to underserved school-aged children in Medford and White City along with a variety of activities for high schoolers.

And, speaking of high schoolers, College Dreams strives to make college a reality for low-income students by offering college prep and providing support with school and scholarship applications.

Students in Southern Oregon face many of the same challenges as they do elsewhere, and community-based organizations fill in where government funding falls short. The Southern Oregon Education Services District oversees Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath County schools, serving nearly 50,000 students. With our help we can make sure each and every one of them is given every opportunity to succeed.

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