Donations Become Success Stories
“My kids have grown so much since being involved in Pando,” said Sarah, mother to Travis and
Lailah. “I’ve seen their confidence soar, they’ve slowly come out of their shells and their reading
has improved.” As a 5th grader, Travis was reserved, had little self-confidence and his grades
reflected how he felt about circumstances. After meeting regularly with Savana, the Pando
Student Support Advocate at his school, he began to build trust and gain confidence. As his
confidence grew, his participation in school increased and his academics improved. Like Travis,
Lailah also found Pando to be a safe space, often having lunch with Jane, the Student Support
Advocate at her school, giving her the confidence boost she needed to excel. Through extra
support and academic help, Lailah’s grades improved and by the end of 8th grade, she was more
independent and thriving.
For 33 years, The Pando Initiative has connected students to people, communities, and
organizations, helping them to engage at school and thrive in life. With Pando’s help, students
improve their reading and math skills, attendance, and address concerns that create obstacles
towards helping them reach their full potential.
As our work continues, the demand for services continues to grow. This year, Pando is
serving 25% more schools and more students. This growth is essential if we hope to realize our
vision for the future where every student graduates, ready for their next stage in life.
Our growth is only possible with your support. Can we rely on you to help during this
important time? Every gift will help Pando increase capacity to meet the growing need and
help guide students toward academic and personal success. When students succeed in school,
it creates a ripple effect for positive change in our community.
We appreciate your support – with your help, students thrive!
Your Donations Can Become
A student bus pass for a year or food pantry for a Pando site
Independent living kit for a student aging out of foster care or replenish school supplies in January for a Pando site
One month of groceries for a Pando family of four or school supplies for the beginning of the school year at a Pando site
Supports one child for a year with a school support advocate, clothes, shoes and school supplies
Reality U for a day
One month of Pando for a school
A Pando school sponsorship!