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  • Fairbanks: Students in recovery need your help this holiday season

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    November 26, 2018

    Rachel had always been a straight-A student. She came from a stable middle-class family in a safe suburban town. But she struggled with substance abuse. By the time she entered treatment, Rachel was in the midst of getting expelled from her high school and in legal trouble because of her substance abuse. “I’m so thankful,” says Rachel. “I wouldn’t have graduated without Hope Academy. Not only did I complete my high school education, but I was with people who understood the disease of addiction.” Today, Rachel is working with adjudicated youth with substance use disorders and will graduate in December from the University of Michigan with a Master’s degree in social work.

    With your generous support, more than 90% of Hope Academy students like Rachel earn their high school diploma and are empowered to remain in recovery as they enter the workforce or pursue further education in college, a trade or in the military. As a public charter school, students attend Hope Academy free of charge. Costs to provide the specialized teaching, recovery support, transportation and one-on-one attention these students need, however, exceed the funding provided by the state of Indiana. Our challenge is to raise an additional $9,000 per student each year to support the operations of Indiana’s only recovery high school, one of only seven schools in the U.S. accredited by The Association of Recovery Schools. 

    If a high-school student you knew needed help with drug or alcohol addiction, where would you turn? If you’re like most, you’d trust Hope Academy, Indiana’s only recovery high school.  There are 37,100 high schools in the United States. Only 40 of those are recovery high schools and only one is right here in Indiana. Since 2006, Hope Academy has provided a safe, sober and supportive environment for high school students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

    Please consider a Thankful Tuesday gift to Hope Academy today. Simply click on these link(s) to donate online or to host a fundraiser online in support of Hope Academy. Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources to students who want to continue in their recovery while working toward their high school diplomas.

    Together, we thank you for your thoughtful partnership and support.


    Rachelle Gardner
    Chief Operating Officer

    Kasey Sealy, Business Development Manager


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