I am also excited to share with you that we are launching a new program at our school which we are calling Suzuki Access for All (SAFA). Our goal is to be able to provide scholarships and other support to students of color or financial hardship within our community.
We want to take a step in the direction of building a student body at WSSTE and NSS that better reflects the communities that we serve. Our goal is to raise enough funds to support three students at each of our campuses for a minimum of three years. To achieve this goal, we will need to raise approximately $10,000 per year. The SAFA program will run under the auspices of our 501c3 non-profit West Suburban Suzuki Foundation so that all donations will be tax deductible.
We are launching our campaign with the Candlelight Christmas Concerts on Saturday, December 18th of this year. Attending the concert is one way that you can participate in supporting this initiative. If you feel that you would like to make a contribution of any amount to the scholarship fund, please make a separate check to West Suburban Suzuki Foundation and make a note that it is for the SAFA scholarship fund.