A Gift of Education, From First Grade Through High School

[“Thank you!” after hearing that they were the latest batch of students adopted by the I Have a Dream Foundation.

The entire first-grade class of Franklin Elementary School in Altadena on Tuesday became the youngest children ever adopted by the organization that has promised them not only tutoring and counseling support until they finish high school but also college scholarships.

Although few of the children actually knew what the ceremony in the school auditorium was all about, some of the 150 parents and school staff in the audience grew teary-eyed at the implications of the gift, estimated to be worth more than $2 million.]

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– Quoted from an article that appeared in the LA Times on March 17, 1999.