We are all climbing!Nearly every student from all four Value Schools campuses came together in support of We Climb, the ambitious capital campaign for Everest Value School.

For $1, students participated in Free Dress Day to support the campaign and the extraordinary teachers and students at Everest Value.


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It is our job now, to give back to the future generations who will be a part of Everest because we all deserve a good school.”
-- Graciela, senior, University Prep Value High School

Together, students, teachers and parents from all four schools raised over $1,500 toward the We Climb campaign goal. Everest Value’s Student Leadership Committee raised over $500 by selling free dress passes and tie-dye t-shirts!

Value Schools students know that by working together, they can always accomplish more than by working alone. No one knows this more than Graciela, an eighth-grade graduate of Everest Value and one of the first of the University Prep Value High School graduating class.

thermometer“Being a part of the first graduating class of Everest, and experiencing what it is like to not have an actual building when I joined University Prep, I understand the everyday struggle of climbing up many sets of stairs,” said Graciela. “It is our job now, to give back to the future generations who will be a part of Everest because we all deserve a good school. We are all excited and looking forward to help Everest get a new school, too.”

With enormous help from others, Value Schools is now 57% of the way to our $4.0 million goal, and every student, teacher and family is making the trek and climbing!

It was a great day of community building and awareness, and reinforces our students’ understanding that “giving back” is an essential part of their education.