Brighton Optimist Club Invests in Livingston County Children
Dennis Kallio, President – Brighton Optimist Club, presents a check for $1,875 to Robin Schutz, Livingston Promise Chairman, and Lauren Evens – Livingston Promise Board Member.
This investment will cover tuition for one semester for a 3-year old child to attend preschool in Livingston County during the 2014-2015 school year. Because of the cash match offered by Livingston County United Way, this investment equates to providing a full-year of preschool for a Livingston County child.
Charted in September of 1977, the Brighton Optimist Club believes in young people and empowers them to be the best they can be. Optimists volunteer continuously, with an upbeat outlook and a commitment to “answering the needs of the kids in our community” as put by Brighton Optimist board member Eunice Kallio.
Brighton Optimists have known that they can make a difference in the lives of others. That’s just what they did with their donation to Livingston Promise preschool Scholarship Program. Their donation along with the Livingston County United Way’s match, will give a child a quality preschool education to help build their future.
Livingston Promise’s vision is that all children in Livingston County have the opportunity to obtain a quality education, the foundation for building a talented, globally competitive local workforce.
Last year’s pilot gave seven (7) three-year-old Livingston County children a preschool experience. This year, thanks to the donation from Brighton Optimists, Livingston Promise is one child closer to their goal of ten (10) kids attending preschool through the scholarship program.
As we continue to grow funding we can offer more scholarships to more families in Livingston County.
All donations to Livingston Promise, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible.