Hopeful Futures eNewsletter
February 2013
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Jacqari's Story of Hope 

Jacqari is a happy 9-year-old student at The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) in Chicago. Like a lot of his friends and classmates, he loves to see, draw and learn about animals. But Jacqari has a type of autism that affects his speech and language skills, so expressing himself can be a challenge.


Like many parents of children with autism, Jacqari's mom and dad struggled to find support after he was diagnosed at age three. He did well in his Head Start program, but regressed in kindergarten without autism-focused services.


That story changed in 2010 when Jacqari came to HILA. Attending both special needs and general education classes, Jacqari transitioned from speaking a few words at a time to full conversational sentences.


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Boy Scouts paving the way  

Following months of hard work, Eagle Scout candidates Sam Childress and Zack Whiting completed work last month on a Multisensory Nature Trail on Hope's main campus. As Life Scouts seeking Eagle Scout honors, Sam and Zack chose the Multisensory Nature Trail to fulfill their service project requirement. Eagle Scouts are responsible for planning, developing and demonstrating leadership in completing a project benefiting a community organization. As they finished the trail and set benches along the pathway, Sam and Zack worked alongside members of Hope's Boy Scout troop.


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Style of Hope Fashion Show

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for the 8th Annual Style of Hope Fashion Show.


Be sure to reserve your seats early for this unforgettable evening featuring local personalities, professional models, local boutiques, live music, live and silent auctions and a fabulous fashion show. The festivities will take place at the downtown Springfield Hilton, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  




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