As a part of Mr. Gergen's Project Management 201 class, five Deer Park High School students have raised nearly $5,000 for K.I.D.S., a Deer Park committee dedicated to working together to create ideas and ways to fund various improvements to the school district.
Daniel Daily, James Stewart, Kevin York, Victor Aponte Conway and Jordan Yelling (picture from left to right) were in charge of the project from start to finish, and utilized the entire Deer Park School District in order to raise the funds. As part of the project, students at Holmes, Amity and the Junior/Senior High School were encouraged to solicit pledges from family and friends, committing to walk in exchange for the donations.
The top earners in each of the schools were awarded prizes for their collections. Once totaled, the group had raised $4,805 to be donated to K.I.D.S.
The first project the group helped fund was for the improvements made to the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School track. Since 1997, the K.I.D.S. organization has generated over $150,000 to the Deer Park Community City School District. The group holds the annual K.I.D.S. Walk-a-thon to drive funds for the schools, so that improvements not ordinarily sponsored by levied school taxes can continue to take place in the district. K.I.D.S. is committed to helping the students of Deer Park continue to succeed by providing them with continuous improvements to their wonderful schools.