My name is Monica Blackburn, AGS Booster Organization President. The AGS Booster was established seven years ago to support AGS teachers and staff. It became clear that the other task of the booster was to raise funds so scholarships could be provided to families that could not afford the full cost of the learning expeditions.
These trips are essential in the learning process of the AGS program. To raise funds for scholarships there is a fall fundraiser where the students sell product over a 2 week period. This year the fall fundraiser is from October 20 – November 2. It starts this coming Monday! Your child will receive orders forms in history class. The students are asked to sell coffee, candles and/or granola. We keep 50% of all that is sold.
The target is to have 100% participation from the students. We have a target of $300 in product being sold (so we raise $150 per student), or the students collect $150 in donations from family members, neighbors, etc. or the family donates $150 as their fair share donation.
To assist your child to sell product and/or collect donations – an order form and an envelope will be attached. We can only accept checks made payable to Austin High School. The student will take orders, turn in their form and envelope with checks in it to the AGS office November 3. The product will be ordered, and sorted into bags for the student to pick up (it takes about a week for the product to be delivered back to the student). The student is responsible to deliver the product back to the person who ordered it.
This is our biggest and one and only student fundraiser for the year. We must have 100% student participation for us to raise enough funds for all the scholarship requests we receive. Each year we must raise approximately $50,000 – $60,000. This is a huge task and can only be accomplished with all families participating. As the AGS Director, Ms Griffith, says – “We All Travel Or We Don’t Travel At All.”
To ensure that every child gets to travel on the yearly learning expeditions we need everyone to participate. Please give me a call or e-mail me if you have any questions. We truly appreciate your support and help in ensuring product is sold.
Thanks for your help,
AGS Booster President