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Help Build A Better Future at the 2024 Rise & Shine for Kids Breakfast

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The annual KSD Education Foundation event will be held on Friday, April 19

Kearney, Mo., March 11, 2024: The Kearney School District Education Foundation (KSDEF) invites the community to join hands in support of the annual Rise & Shine for Kids fundraising breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 19 at the Annunciation Community Center.

At the Rise & Shine for Kids breakfast, community members, alumni, and business leaders unite in a shared vision of providing unparalleled resources and opportunities to every student in KSD. Tickets are $50 each, which goes towards funding the charitable organization’s programs that support students and educators.

For more information about the 2024 Rise & Shine for Kids fundraising breakfast and to reserve your seat, please visit givebutter.com/RiseandShine2024. The community center is located at 705 N. Jefferson St. in Kearney.

At the heart of the foundation’s mission lies a steadfast commitment to catalyzing positive change for both students and educators within KSD. Beyond merely enjoying a delicious meal, talented students and inspiring messages, this event symbolizes a dedication to empowering Kearney’s youth. The funds raised serve as a vital lifeline, fueling classroom grants and scholarships that directly impact students and educators. These grants have helped to enrich learning environments, bridge achievement gaps, and introduce cutting-edge teaching technologies, leaving an indelible mark on the KSD community.

“In these challenging times, the support of our community holds profound significance,” KSD Superintendent Emily Miller said. “Now more than ever, we remain steadfast in our commitment to equipping teachers with the tools they need and ensuring every student graduates high school prepared for success.”

The projects funded by contributions to KSDEF play a pivotal role in igniting enthusiasm in young minds, offering opportunities beyond those supported by tax dollars alone. As participants gather for the Rise & Shine Breakfast for Kids, they not only enjoy a meal but also contribute to building a brighter future for the entire Kearney community.

“We invite everyone to join us in our mission to inspire, educate, and uplift,” KSDEF Board Chair Season Kerns said. “Together, we can ensure that every child in Kearney has the opportunity to rise, shine, and reach for the stars.”

About the Kearney School District Education Foundation:

The Kearney School District Education Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of students within Kearney School District through innovative programs, classroom grants, and scholarships. By fostering partnerships between the community and KSD, KSDEF strives to create a brighter future for all.

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