Williams Family – Grades 5, 7, and 8
St. Joseph School in East Orange, NJ
The Williams family has three children attending St. Joseph’s School in East Orange who are receiving tuition assistance from The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children. “The SFIC scholarship has been a huge blessing to all three of my children,” says their mother Lealea Boze, “without the support from SFIC, I would not be able to send my children to St. Joseph. The achievements that all three of my sons have accomplished are a direct result from the assistance we get from SFIC and St. Joseph School.”
Davante is in the eighth grade: This past summer, he was accepted into a special enrichment program that provides scholarships to students who are high achievers so they can attend boarding school. Davante attended classes preparing him for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), and visited some boarding schools, as part of this program. His goals include a career in Engineering. Ms. Boze attributes the opportunities and goals that her son has, in part, to the scholarship from SFIC that enables Davante to go to St. Joseph School, “He has such a positive attitude, and is achieving excellent grades.”
Abram is in the seventh grade and has been diagnosed with moderate autism. In his previous school, Abram was in a class with three different grades and was unable to receive grade appropriate attention. Now, he is in a class with his current grade, and he is able to get the services that focus on his grade level. He exceeds expectations and is flourishing more than his mom and his teachers could have imagined. Abram has opened up with great enthusiasm; he plays volleyball and basketball, and is even reading at Mass. The parish, school staff, family and friends are so happy, and encourage him all the time. Ms Boze stated that, “I would never have imagined how far he could go, but now I can…and even more wonderful, so can he!”
According to Ms. Boze, “My son Brandyn is just like his two brothers, he loves his school St. Joseph, very much.” Brandyn is in the fifth grade and is currently participating as the schools’ first mascot “Joey”, a kangaroo!!
Finally, Ms. Boze concludes: “All three of my children truly appreciate the family environment and the structure at St. Joseph School. I cannot thank The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children and your donors enough for believing in our children and the great potential they all have within them. As a single parent, with the financial challenges that come with providing for your family, I would not have been able to give my children these opportunities. Thank you!”