The Foundation’s SPONSOR-A-STUDENT initiative allows interested community members to underwrite expenses involved in students’ partaking of a range of initiatives that regular budgets do not cover.

Sponsoring a student involves a commitment of between $500 and $1,500 annually, which can either help or fully fund a single student’s participation in one of these enrichment initiatives.

One such initiative is the International Baccalaureate Program at Cathedral City High School.  The International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Program is a global academic curriculum encompassing the natural and human sciences, literature and the arts, mathematics, history, ethics, and religious and indigenous knowledge systems. In this case the sponsorship funds field trips to academic competitions, web conferences, I.B. teacher training, tutoring, mentoring, parent outreach & engagement, and more.


Another example of a SPONSOR-A-STUDENT opportunity for funders includes SMART, Student Mentoring and Resource Training.  This is the Foundation’s mentoring program for college-bound students, aiding them during the college-application and financial-aid process.  Sponsoring these students allows us to provide the incentives they receive when they reach milestones during the yearlong process – as well as provide funds deposited into their college accounts for books, school supplies, and gear.


Donors who wish to SPONSOR-A-STUDENT can also give to the ANGELS FOR ATHLETES initiative, in which community members can earmark support for students within the JASI (Jerry Argovitz Sports Institute) initiative. Monies donated are applied both to college scholarships for students who have completed the JASI program, as well as to necessary tutoring and college-prep support.  DEDICATED FUNDING.  At donors’ request, sponsor-a-student monies can be earmarked for supporting a specified student’s participation in JASI for three years, Grades 10-12.




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