Predominately lower income Hispanics make up 85% of our school. Many live in multi-family homes where extended families share one small house. We are in the highest bracket for free and reduced lunch in our district. Our school district gave free lunch to every student through October to help reduce expenses as we rebuild due to the natural disaster (Hurricane Harvey). Every single athlete was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Two days after the worst of the storm our high school team started volunteering to local assistance such as Red Cross. Dozens of athletes came up to help distribute clothes, meals, or play with children.
Soccer balls will make a difference because our soccer season is about to start and currently we are low on equipment. We are a charter school that does not receive any state funding for our athletic department.
This will give an opportunity for my student-athletes to benefit by practicing their skills and plays to get ready for soccer season.
As of now, our soccer equipment is worn out and this new equipment will lift the morale of the team. All of our student-athletes will be able to experience that strong sense of school spirit and give 100% during their soccer season.
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