You just cast a ballot for the next two years. Cast one for the future here. Our American Voice students and teachers are doing all they can to build a better tomorrow, but they need your help to expand the program so that all kids get their shot at the promise that's been realized by every generation of Americans since 1776, the opportunity to build on the accomplishments of generations before. PS Two anonymous citizens will generously match your donation dollar for dollar up to $10,000 from now through November 30th!
Our American Voice® is heard across Illinois
From Wadsworth to Mattoon, from Danville to Peoria, from urban Chicago to rural Arcola, with suburban Berwyn in between, 26 schools from all over the state are participating in the 2017-18 program, with more being added. Through the Our American Voice website, participating teachers and students are able to get the latest curricula, share their projects, brainstorm with each other, get advice and support from OAV staff, and more…
Please consider supporting the expansion of this unique program that’s bringing hope and civility to our youngest citizens, our future. No donation is too small.
A few of the many ways OAV students have contributed to their communities include:
- Raising money to make playgrounds universally accessible
- Installing filters in their school water fountains
- Cleaning and beautifying community cemeteries
- Purchasing handicap ramps for their school’s library stage
- Creating safety programs for their school
- Starting recycling programs in their communities
- Setting up free libraries for students in lower grades
- Implementing tutoring programs
The schools participating in the 2018-2019 OUR AMERICAN VOICE® program making a difference in their communities include:
Arcola Junior High School in Arcola; Emerson, Hiawatha, Irving, Komensky, Pershing, and Piper Elementary Schools, Freedom and Heritage Middle Schools in Berwyn; Ella Flagg Young, Robert Healy, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Jonathan Y Scammon Elementary Schools, Providence Englewood Charter School, and Marine Leadership Academies in Chicago; Oakwood Junior High School in Danville; Lester Elementary School in Downers Grove; Forest Park Middle School in Forest Park; Riddle Elementary School and Mattoon Middle School in Mattoon; Scott Elementary School in Melrose Park; Harrison Community Learning Center, Roosevelt Magnet, and Trewyn K-6 School in Peoria, Dubois and Fairview Elementary Schools in Springfield, Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth; and Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan.
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"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”