Middle school is rough for most kids. You’re not yet an adult but you want to be treated like one. Middle school is even harder for children living in severe poverty, like the children of the Anna Julia Cooper School where approximately 10,000 families live in housing units with annual incomes of less than $10,000. As a kid I didn’t grow up in a metro housing project, but life in rural Iowa had its own struggles. After a debilitating college football injury took full use of my right arm I began to take note of the people along the way who cared about me and showed a genuine concern for wanting more out of my life. The motto at AJCS is exactly that. This tuition free school provides children of limited means with a stable and caring environment to obtain a private education. It hopes to change the trajectory of their life. I’m blessed to have been able to show these kids that they matter by sponsoring their spring carnival. This event, free to the community, will provide a day of fun for children who desperately seek it. I could have gone a different path, but because people cared for me and genuinely cared about me…I learned to care about myself and my own life trajectory changed. I’m simply returning the favor.
About Clint’s Featured Charity:
We’re going to throw a spring carnival for an entire community in need on May 3rd from 11:00am-3:00pm. Thanks to your generosity we’ll be able to keep this FREE for the children and families of North Church Hill. Your gift will help us host 300-400 children for a day of food, fun and laughter. (Now that’s getting a real “bang for your buck”). Please consider making a donation to sponsor admission for a child in need of good ole’ fashioned fun. Your gift will make the difference in the life of a child from my neighborhood. – Thank you!