Our 2020 Fall Author Event scheduled for November 12, 2020, has been canceled. Our guest author, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, has canceled all engagements through the end of the year. We are saddened that we won't be able to host our beloved event, but the safety and well-being of our author and our guests is our number one priority.
Our friends at Young Hyundai are giving away a free, reusable face mask to students in Ogden! Just visit the Young Hyundai dealership at 3333 Wall Avenue during the month of October to receive yours. While you're there, drop off school supplies to donate as part of their "Stuff the Bus" campaign, benefitting students right here in Ogden. Thanks for being superheroes for our students!
We're still so sad that we had to cancel our 2020 Raptors Event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We love coming together to celebrate our students at the beginning of the school year! However, our amazing sponsors didn't cancel their support and we are so appreciative! Thank you to these and all of our sponsors for continually showing up for the students in Ogden!
Our 2020 Golf Classic held at the beautiful Wolf Creek Resort was a huge success, thanks to our many sponsors, golfers, board members, volunteers, and community partners! Beautiful weather, breathtaking scenery, friendly competition, and so much support for the students in the Ogden School District made it a perfect day! At a time when things feel a little uncertain, one thing we ARE certain of is this: we live in a great community! This event raised over $94,000 for our students! Funds raised will be used to support our Classroom Grants Program. To see more great photos, visit our Photo Gallery here.
We are excited to announce a new opportunity to support the students at Ben Lomond High School! Each year, as many as 150 students at BLHS do not have the $30 registration fee required to enroll in concurrent enrollment classes, which enables high school students to receive college credit during high school. This not only saves money for the student in the future, but often provides the first impetus for a student to attain higher education opportunities. One such student was Class of 2011 Alum Jose Chacon.
As a high school junior, Jose was unable to cover the $30 registration fee for the Weber State University Concurrent Enrollment Program for his American History class, but his teacher, Mr. Doug Stephens, quietly paid the fee so that Jose could earn the college credit. Mr. Stephens let Jose know that "we couldn't let a few dollars stop you." Since that time, Jose was the first in his family to graduate from high school, the first to go on to college, and has earned a degree in Chemistry from WSU. He made a promise to himself that one day, he would pay it forward. "I want to build a future where money is not an issue for children to dare to dream," he said.
Jose has made good on his promise, making the first donation to the newly established Jose Chacon Dare to Dream Fund in Honor of Mr. Doug Stephens, but we need your help to reach our goal of $5,000 so that we can help even more deserving BLHS students on their path to educational success!
To make a donation, visit our Donation Page here. Select the Jose Chacon Dare to Dream Fund in Honor of Mr. Doug Stephens from the dropdown menu.