Bonham Academy: A Parent-Driven Success Story
Dedicated parents and organizations like Friends of Bonham have helped make Bonham Academy "an inner city public school with a waiting list of anxious parents who live outside the school’s geographic boundaries, but want their young child to start school here."
Thanks to all of you who support Friends of Bonham! We couldn't do it without you.
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The Mission of the Friends of Bonham
The Friends of Bonham is an independent non-profit organization to support Bonham Academy, a downtown San Antonio public charter school at the intersection of the historic Lavaca and King William neighborhoods. Bonham Academy focuses on three pillars: dual language (Spanish/English), outdoor science and the fine arts.
The Friends of Bonham brings together partners such as businesses, community-based organizations, artists, scientists and others to support those educational areas. Friends of Bonham also knits the school more closely with the community it serves, with neighborhood events that take advantage of the rich cultural heritage of downtown San Antonio and tie the students to area businesses, artists and residents.
You Can Help
We Need YOU-- Please Fund a Bobcat
Our numbers are down from last year and we are asking you to please help make our campaign a success. Donate $45 (or whatever you can afford).
Donations to Fund a Bobcat go directly to:
- provide weekly art lessons for K-5;
- provide weekly dance lessons during PE for K-8;
- support Drama and Music programs as needed;
- sponsor occasional field trips and speakers (Carver, Magik, etc.)
Through fundraisers and special events held at distinctive Southtown businesses and homes, the Friends have been able to generate funds and donations for the school and inspire community support by leveraging business sponsorships and volunteer talent. From 2009 through 2011, generous donors to Friends have contributed $58,200 toward programs and material for Bonham Academy.