Did you see My Sweet Charity’s profile on Jubilee for the holiday season? As part of their My Sweet Wishlist, Jubilee CEO Ben Leal offered up his holiday wish: more support for middle-grade students. Read the full article here!
“It’s easy to celebrate the kindergartner learning to read, the toddlers on their stroller ride around Jubilee’s campus, our workforce graduation participants, or the sweet senior citizens whom we serve year-round, but one of the groups I’m most proud of at Jubilee is our middle-school kids. They’re working hard during a tough time in life to navigate the “messy middle.”
“My wish this holiday season is that our middle-grade kids get the support they need to stay on track and make good choices about the kind of adult they want to become.”
You can help our middle-school students succeed by showing them the path through the messy middle. There are lots of ways to make a difference: volunteering as a career speaker or homework helper, new art or sports supplies, or financial support of the program ($50 a week or $2,500 supports one student!).
As Jubilee explores how it can better support a pipeline of career- and college-readiness, these middle-school years are a crucial part of each child’s life-long success.