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Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby Ramp to Success

Help students and working families meet the challenges of virtual learning. Support “Ramp to Success.”

The City Schools of Decatur’s decision to begin the year online protects community health but creates some complications as well, from gaps in technology and supplies to access to food and supervision.

The “Ramp to Success” initiative – named for the ramp structure that helps soapbox racers achieve a faster start on the racecourse – will raise funds for the DEF Family Partnership, focused on five areas of need: virtual learning support, tutoring, mentoring, behavioral health, and parental supports.

Your donation can make the following impact on students in our community:

$50: Make sure all of our kids have the right supplies to achieve success in the virtual learning environment

$100: Help support a family facing food insecurity by providing additional food support and healthy snacks

$250: Provide a mentor for students in need to ensure they feel connected to their community during virtual learning

$500: Fund private tutoring for at-risk students so the opportunity gap they already face does not wide during virtual learning

$1,000: Fund a scholarship to a vetted virtual learning center to ensure students in need are not home alone during the school day

$2,500: Fund DEF Grants for creative solutions to COVID learning challenges that will ensure equity across the district

Use the button below to make a tax deductible contribution to The Madison Avenue Community Fund.