Our current priorities for the DI Fund are to pay for:
Our goal this year is to raise $40,000 in order to provide these benefits to our DI students. Though this amount may seem like a lot, with 176 students in our DI program, this amounts to $227 per student. This investment is very modest when compared to the cost of Mandarin education through private schools or tutoring. In addition, as we look at other successful public Mandarin DI programs, nearly all have made this same decision—to reach out to their families for additional financial support.
We would greatly appreciate any amount you are able to donate—every dollar helps!—but please know that contribution is entirely voluntary. In fact, your contributions will be entirely anonymous to our Plymouth staff and families as the DI Fund will be held by the Monrovia Schools Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Monrovia schools. All donation checks should be written to Monrovia Schools Foundation (please use the attached form), and the school will only be given an account of the total amount raised.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our Mandarin DI Program. We are committed to always improving the program and supporting our students’ learning in every way possible.
I wish you much prosperity and good health in the new year!
Dr. Greg Gero