Huge thanks to our newest “Adopt-A-Classroom” sponsors: Alekman & DiTusa Attorneys at Law; and John & Kathleen Gormally!

 At Square One, we know that the early years of every child’s life can have a profound impact on their long-term academic, social, physical and emotional success. This belief, confirmed by research and first-hand experience, is the driving force behind the Square One mission. In fact, studies show that 74 percent of students who fail to read proficiently by the end of third grade falter in the later grades and often drop out before earning a high school diploma.  

Whether we are teaching children to read and write, inspiring an appreciation of fine arts, providing a nourishing meal, or developing a healthy love of play, everything we do is driven by our vision of a bright future for all children, despite the daunting challenges they face at home. Many are living in homeless shelters, struggling with food insecurity, have a parent who is in addiction recovery or post-incarcerated, or are in custody of an appointed legal guardian or foster parent.  

We have seen the profound difference that a high-quality, nurturing early-learning setting can have on all children, particularly those faced with these significant difficulties. We are proud to have a talented, professional team of early learning experts who have an unwavering commitment to the children and families we serve. Thousands of children have graduated from our programs since our humble beginnings back in 1883 and have gone on to achieve great success in their academic, personal and professional lives.  

But success comes with a price. The cost of caring for and educating our young children continues to escalate. Paying our staff and keeping up with the necessary supplies and learning resources continues to be a struggle.

With this in mind, Square One is actively seeking additional Adopt-A-Classroom sponsors. An annual gift of $5,000 goes a very long way in supporting the vital work being done in our classrooms each and every day. 

To properly thank our sponsors, Square One customizes a recognition plan that is consistent with the personal preferences of each donor. Please contact Kris Allard at kallard@startatsquareone.org for more information.