Lakes International Language Academy began when we dreamed of a school for our children that could contribute to the world community with bilingual graduates worthy of the International Baccalaureate credentials. Today, we're so much closer to the dream than we ever could have imagined in 2004, when Lakes International Language Academy first opened. We have grown from 177 students in 2004 to over 1,000 today.
But to fully realize our vision, Lakes International Language Academy students, graduates, and staff must be able to learn and teach here and abroad without concerns about funding. Even though LILA is a public school, it does not receive the same public funding as our neighboring district. On average, we receive over $2000 less PER STUDENT each year. LILA has an astounding track record of doing amazing things with less and for that we are grateful. We would like to level the playing field to see what more is possible, and to compensate our talented teaching staff in a manner that neighboring district do.
That's why the LILA Foundation was formed. The foundation's mission is "to establish and maintain an endowment, which will be used to enhance the quality of education for LILA students, teachers and alumni." The foundation helps provide funds for programs or materials not included in the school's necessarily lean budget, these include scholarships to students for international study experiences and grants to teachers for unique continuing education experiences. There is so much more we can do to ensure LILA's long-term health and success, but we need your help.
Please contribute and support the Lakes International Language Academy Foundation. With a monthly contribution, at any level, you will join others who have made a commitment to the future of LILA. It's easy and does so much to support our kids, school and future!
Gracias, xie xie and thank you,