My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL ALUMNI INTERNATIONAL INC , Cantonment, FL, USA
SAS Ai, Inc. has made tremendous inroads in its "outreach through education" program to the bright and promising children of poor and underprivileged families of the township of Tagudin and its neighboring towns and villages, in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. SAS Ai's mission to help these smart 8th grade kids get a good high school education at SAS by sponsoring their 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades has changed people's attitudes toward the value of good education in the achievement of one's goals. SAS Ai's scholarship fund pays for the tuition, books, lab fees, school uniforms, shoes, socks, athletic attire, school supplies, school project material costs, Internet access for research purposes, and other out of the classroom activities such as, picnics, outings, educational excursions. The SAS Ai scholarship program distinguishes itself from other such charitable sponsorships by the presence of an official 8-member SAS Ai Field Team based locally and on campus to look after the welfare of our student charges, to provide needed school supplies, to help monitor their academic progress and report it to the Board. Other family foundations, or groups giving student assistance only go as far as paying the student's matriculation. SAS Ai holds all student beneficiaries accountable for their scholastic performance, their personal behavior, and their social development. Each SAS Ai scholar is expected to maintain a grade point average of 85% or higher on all subjects. No other charitable organization dealing with student assistance practices and demands such high expectations from its student beneficiaries. As such, SAS Ai's scholarship program has become the premier and the gold standard of scholarship programs. All officers and board members of SAS Ai are volunteers and draw no financial remuneration. In fact officers and board members give to SAS Ai from their own personal resources just to achieve the mission. SAS Ai, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization that is frequently imitated but never equaled.
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