Hello Talking Stick Families and Friends!
We’re pleased as punch to be writing our annual fundraising letter from a place of
financial stability unlike we’ve ever had! In 2016-2017 enough families enrolled and
paid tuition in full that the budget was basically in balance all year. This is great news
for those of us in charge of keeping things going, but it’s also great for all of us to have
a such a thriving and fully-engaged community.
SO, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!
The board decided to have an annual fundraising campaign this year anyway, even
without the motivation of impending doom. Instead of merely keeping us solvent, your
donations will allow us to offer financial aid to more families who need it, as we
continue to make Talking Stick available to a more diverse range of people. We don’t
want homeschooling to be limited to those in upper income brackets; we want it to be
an option for everyone who wants it, and this kind of growth will make for an even
richer learning experience. This year we were able to provide partial scholarships for
three young people and would love to expand this program. In addition, we would also
like to upgrade supplies for our Maker Program, both for the Day and Intermediate
Programs. We need your financial support in order to make this happen – so thank you
to everyone who can send a little something extra this year.
Another way you can help us have a stress-free financial situation next year is by
paying your full tuition in advance. This gives us the ability to be flexible with families
who may experience a hard month or two, without putting our own financial integrity in
A third way to keep us going strong is by spreading the good news. When we have full
enrollment, our books always balance – it’s as simple as that. And not only that, but a
full classroom means more friends for your young people and more families in our
wonderful community. If you want to entice your schooling friends to start
homeschooling, or your homeschooling friends to start attending Talking Stick,
consider inviting them to an open house or informational session, share about your
positive experiences with TS on social media, or send your friends a link to our
website. We want to get the word out that homeschooling is awesome, and that Talking
Stick is here to support families all along their homeschooling journey.
Thanks again for all the ways you help to make Talking Stick a great place for everyone
to learn and grow!