Education changes everything.
Our recent investment in the Student Achievement Initiative will go a long way toward helping our kids be successful, improve our local economy and make Chehalis a better place for everyone. For example, our graduating seniors are getting into college programs that they couldn’t imagine getting into a few years ago. This alone is a huge step in the right direction!
We are providing key leadership and fundraising to make the BEYOND K-12 Student Achievement Initiative even more successful. Our mission is to prepare every Chehalis student to be career and college ready. To accomplish this, we partner with the Chehalis School District and Centralia College. The Chehalis Foundation is committed to funding the expansion of these programs beyond W.F. West High School, offering more to all Chehalis students. Being ready to obtain a college degree or credential will lead to meaningful employment; a win for that student, their family, and our community.
Through the generosity of a few donors, the Foundation received a pledge of $1 million dollars. But our success is contingent upon an additional $500,000 that we must raise from the community.
We need your help to raise the remaining amount this year.
What do you get when you donate to the Beyond K-12 Student Achievement Initiative?
- You will know you’ve helped many students in Chehalis achieve post-secondary success, AND you will reap the benefit of what a great educational system can bring to a community.
- Students that follow high school with careers or college degrees have a much higher chance of getting good paying jobs and are less likely to need public assistance. This takes a burden off the local economy and allows for growth. Plus, with an educated work force, we hope to attract new businesses and jobs to the area. This means more people living in the area with good jobs and supporting our local economy.
- Evidence shows that property values increase in neighborhoods with quality education. Parents want great educations for their children and they want homes in good school districts. As we continue improving education through this initiative, homes in Chehalis are likely to enjoy increased property values, benefiting all property owners.
If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, we ask you to join us in creating a better future for Chehalis and donate today. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated. By supporting this initiative you not only help Chehalis students with a leg-up, but you will also be helping the community.