Thanks to supportive Ingham Academy staff, Rochelle has a bright future ahead of her.
"Before Ingham Academy, I was at a really low point in my life," said Rochelle. "I never went to school because I was bullied."
Rochelle became truant and was put on probation for missing too much school. Her Probation Officer recommended Ingham Academy, a day treatment program for court adjudicated youth that is operated by Ingham County Circuit Court, Ingham Intermediate School District, Highfields, and Peckham Industries.
Since school was never a positive place for her, she wasn't looking forward to it. She was dealing with challenges at home, and wasn't emotionally invested.
Your business can make a difference! From walk-a-thons to bingo nights, corporate fundraisers are becoming more popular. Read how Courtney Scott of Dakkota Systems organized a flower sale to benefit Highfields.
Dakkota Systems in Lansing held a flower fundraiser for Highfields.
Ever since Courtney attended her first Highfields Breakfast, she has been passionate about the mission.
"At the breakfast, I really had the chance to see everything Highfields offers in the community," said Courtney. "I was blown away hearing the stories about parents and children who turned their lives around."
Courtney is the Accounting Manager at Dakkota Systems in Lansing, a third party manufacturer of automotive parts. She is a member of the Vision Committee, which plans unique fundraising events for employees each quarter.
"Philanthropy is one of the biggest pushes our company has!" said Courtney. "We try to focus on local organizations that really help our community."