Green House Nursery School receives $5,000 from Courageous Steps Project grant sponsored by Prudential & NASSP
In May, founder Connor Archer took a trip to Washington D.C., where he was recognized for his state honoree award. He then was selected as one of America's Top 10 youth volunteers. Archer was selected out of a pool of 29,000 applicants from around the country.
Archer came home with a $1,000 award for the state honoree selection, and a $5,000 award for the national honoree award. He will use both of those awards for his education which will benefit the Courageous Steps Project in the future.
He also was given the task of selecting a non-profit to accept the $5,000 grant sponsored by Prudential finance and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Today, founder Connor Archer stopped by at the Green House to announce this great news to the parents, students, and faculty. This comes after a $2,000 donation to their program made possible by the work of the 3rd annual Courageous Steps Walk-Run fundraising campaign.
"I knew right when I received the national award, on who I was going to select for my organization" said Archer.
The founder will meet with the faculty about how to use these funds best. The plans for this summer include maintaining the gardens, and installing a storage shed, which will not affect the grant at all, according to Archer.
"I will continue to find the best possible way to use this grant, and how to make every cent count, said Archer, who will be a graduate of Old Town High School after tonight. "It's just incredible how this happened. Six years ago, I made a wish that the Green House would always be here, and i'm making that happen right now" said Archer. "It's an incredible feeling for not only myself, but for my family and the staff at the school" added Archer.
Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16
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