GED class for at-risk teens





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Hot Springs County

Total Budget: $3,750

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Fund an instructor for GED class

We have a new GED class that started in 2021, with four students. It has grown now to 15 students, due to an unanticipated very high need in our community. It is currently ran through our at-risk youth department at the County, but there is no funding for it in this department. When they had only a few students, the woman who runs the at-risk youth program was able to be the instructor, use her county budget and resources, and keep the students on track. However, with 15 students that is not possible. She is personally funding a large portion of this program because she believes in it so deeply. The program is requesting emergency stop-gap funding from anywhere they can find it to get them through. They have secured an instructor, but need to pay for her salary, get computers and rent a space for the students to use, as well as pay for any additional supplies. They are exploring more permanent funding sources, and this would just be to get them through until the new county budget is approved in June.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Thermopolis

Primary Contact: Shurie Scheel

Email: shuriescheel@gmail.com

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Thermopolis (5440)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Shurie Scheel

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Shurie Scheel

The grant was denied by the District Grants committee. We may pursue it for the 2023-24 Rotary year.


by Shurie Scheel

We are no longer seeking funding for this project, and will instead use our DDF grant for the upcoming Rotary year to do the solar power cell phone chargers for Ukraine instead. Sorry for any confusion.


by Randall J Looper

System Entry: Project dropped by Randall J Looper.

Reason for dropping: Decided to do a different grant for 23 - 24 Rotary year.

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