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Great Expectations campaign

Together, we can change the odds for our kids

Even before the COVID-19 storm hit, more than 2,000 local kids were not experiencing the same opportunities and achievement as their peers. The pandemic has magnified existing academic achievement disparities and deepened the racial divide.

But together, we can change the odds. Through Great Expectations, we’re creating a network of support for kids wherever they show up in our community, whether they need school supplies, a child care scholarship, or an adult they can count on in their neighborhood. The goal is to surround each and every child with the necessary support, from cradle to career, to succeed in school and in life.

Your gift will provide life-changing opportunities for kids.

The Great Expectations campaign supports local kids by funding youth education programs, including early childhood education, out-of-school-time learning opportunities and mentoring programs, parent education, summer camp and extra-curricular activity scholarships, and hundreds of backpacks stuffed with school supplies.

2020 Campaign Dates: AUG. 1-SEPT. 15

I want to change the odds for our kids!

About the Great Expectations Initiative

Great Expectations (GE) is a collaborative school and community initiative designed to eliminate the educational opportunity and achievement disparities experienced by children and youth in our community. Its anchor partners are Interfaith Outreach and the Wayzata and Orono School Districts.