Kayley Laureano is a Guadalupe School alumna who attended early learning classes, then continued on to charter school. In the video above, she recounts how much Guadalupe School influenced her life for the better. As many of our alumni would relate, she expresses how she began to develop a love for reading and writing through her experiences with Guadalupe teachers and programs. She was exposed to community partnerships that allowed her to aspire to goals she may not have imagined before, like when she watched University of Utah gymnasts perform. Most importantly, her developing affinity for education was also intuitively linked to a desire to go to college, thanks to how her mentors at Guadalupe talked about it as the logical and achievable next step for a successful and fulfilling life. Kayley now attends the University of Utah as an English major. Watch the video above to get inspired by Kayley's amazing story!
Have you ever wondered what's the best way to give back to your community? Turns out, there's not just one way, which is a good thing, because we all have different resources and talents. At Guadalupe School, we've made it easy for you to support our important mission of "transforming lives through education" in whatever ways most resonate with you. If you are wondering how to continue your support, or start supporting for the first time, here are some tips of the best ways to contribute to Guadalupe School:
1. Make a monetary donation, so that we can direct funds to the programs where they are needed most. Guadalupe School consists of five educational programs: Adult Education, Charter School, Preschool, Toddler Beginnings, and In-Home. In addition to some government funding and grants, our organization is made possible through private donations.
There are a few different ways a person can go about donating. A check can be written out to Guadalupe School and mailed to 1385 N 1200 W SLC, UT 84116. Or, you can contribute through our online "donate" button. An even easier way is to text the number of dollars you want to donate to our certified text-to-give number, 801-895-4710.
2. Fundraise for Guadalupe, by reaching out to your own circle. Visit this link and click "fundraise for this charity" in order to start your very own fundraising campaign at any time. Such fundraises are especially effective if you hold an event to accompany them, which is why we encourage you to pledge your birthday to Guadalupe School. On your birthday, throw a party and ask for donations instead of gifts, and you can celebrate another year of life while giving back!
3. Volunteer at Guadalupe School as a children's reading tutor or as an Adult Education English tutor. Our volunteers can attest that the Guadalupe volunteer activities are extremely fulfilling, and offer the chance to teach and be taught. Our programs would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers that fill in year round to help kids and adults learn to understand, read, and write in English.
4. Attend Guadalupe School fundraising events, where you will have a ton of fun while supporting a great cause! Check out our latest one, the UNITE Benefit Concert, and buy tickets for yourself and your family.
5. You can provide in-kind donations privately, or through your employment. Guadalupe School has benefited from the in-kind donations of old librarians and school teachers, graphic designers, and restaurants, just to give a few examples, If you would like to know if your services or products could be used to benefit Guadalupe School, give us a call at 801-531-6130.
We cannot express enough gratitude to those who have supported Guadalupe School throughout the years. Your contributions of money, time, and talent are the backbone of our organization. You allow us to truly transform lives through education. Thank you!
Guadalupe School third graders have been working hard and playing hard while learning fun and expressive choreography from a dance instructor provided by the University of Utah's Tanner Dance Side-by-Side (SBS) Dance Residency Program. This program offers weekly dance classes led by an instructor who collaborates with teachers to plan dance training that integrates classroom curriculum. Students have had the opportunity to participate in the arts and learn in a new, fun, and healthy way.
Last year two of our 3rd grade student participants received scholarships to continue their dance education at the Tanner Dance studio at the University of Utah. Those students have continued their dance education this year by attending classes and participating in performances on campus. Additionally, last month, third graders showcased what they have learned to their parents at a Guadalupe School dance recital! We are truly grateful to Tanner Dance and other donors for bringing this amazing dance program to our students.