Bluffton Self Help’s adult education programs and local school partnerships help pave the path for our neighbors all year long. Whether it is helping our youngest neighbors succeed in the classroom or giving adults a second chance, we know education is an important tool.
Through our comprehensive and personalized approach, we listen to the needs of our community, and we strive to provide neighbors with the widest variety of services under one roof to help them in their journey to stability.
During the school year, teachers spend, on average, $750 out of pocket on school supplies. Last year, 30% of teachers spent $1,000 or more on school supplies. Help Bluffton teachers fill their classrooms this upcoming school year by participating in Bluffton Self Help’s Teacher Classroom Supply Drive.
The research is clear: hungry children experience many negative mental and behavioral outcomes. Food security, however, strongly influences positive mental health outcomes in children and teens. When schools can ensure that students have access to the nutritious food they need, they are better equipped to learn and thrive.
SUPPORT ADULT LEARNERS
All Year Long
This year, Bluffton Self Help will offer more than a dozen classes and workshops to more than 400 adult learners to improve literacy, gain skills, earn a GED, attain better employment, and reach personal success. Bluffton Self Help invests more than $1,200 per student each year to help them achieve their success. Your investment will help us continue to reach more students in innovative and encouraging ways.
$28 covers the cost of four GED practice exams for a student.
$100 provides online courseware and materials, for one year, for one student.
$500 provides textbooks for an entire class.
$1,200 sponsors a student for an academic year.
All Year Long
Help students go back to school with confidence and help families stretch their budgets.
School is out for the summer. Now is a great time to clean the closets and donate any gently used uniforms your children will outgrow before next year. Bluffton Self Help offers free uniforms to families who shop in our Clothing Closet.
3 ways to give back:
1. Donate gently used uniforms.
2. Host a drive.
3. Spread awareness. Share flyer on your social media, in neighborhood communication, or throughout the community.