Can Do students graduate at a higher rate

Can Do students are graduating from Peoria District 150 High Schools. This first two classes of Can Do students graduated at a 2-9% higher rate from District 150 Schools than the two previous classes. We look forward to continue mentoring the remaining Can Do students the next four years to help them graduate at an even higher rate..

10th Annual Can Do Walk & 5K - FREE!

With more than 200 people participating and volunteering in 2010 and 2011, the 10th annual (on Sept. 8th) Can Do Walk & 5K will have FREE registration this year. Because of generous contributions during the last 10 years, the Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund has grown to over $250,000.
Where: Tower Park, Peoria Heights, Illinois
When: September 8, 2012 at 9am
Bring your family, kids, dogs, a team, your co-workers and enjoy a beautiful morning on Grandview Drive.
FREE t-shirts for the first 125 participants to arrive on Sept. 8.
FREE registration for everyone  

Can Do students are now enrolling in colleges.  The Community Foundation of Central Illinois has distributed some Can Do scholarships in the name of Can Do students to accredited post secondary institutions. CFCI reports that they have sent $1,000 Can Do scholarships to these schools: Bradley University, SIU-Edwardsville, Illinois Central College, Eureka College, Cal State Northridge, and a prep school. This is exactly what we want to do: help financially support Can Do students with their future. 
Can Do Students: Here's a class of Can Do students at Irving Primary School, Peoria, IL. Each student may receive a Can Do Scholarship.

What is Can Do? 

The Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund is dedicated to providing $1,000 scholarships to the 2002 through 2008 fourth grade classes at Peoria, IL's Irving Primary School. The Can Do students have been challenged to graduate from high school. They will receive the $1,000 Can Do 4:13 Scholarship once they graduate from high school and then enroll at an accredited post secondary education institution. Examples of those institutions might include a university, college, technical training school, junior or business college, or cosmetology school.

The Can Do students total 375 students; they have already graduated and are progressing to the 9th through 12th grades. Over $250,000 has been raised to fund the Can Do 4:13 Scholarship. Can Do aspires to give these students hope, as well as the ability to truly see that the community cares about them, and is encouraging them to graduate from high school. This hope is expected to increase graduation rates among these students, and truly change the near north side of Peoria.

Become A Can Do Mentor

Do you have one hour a month to give to a child that needs a mentor?

During the 2012-2013 school year, Can Do mentors will mentor Can Do students at three high schools, leveraging experienced mentors and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers.

CAN DO Mentor Recruiting Video from Tim Sotter on Vimeo.

Can Do Students from Tim Sotter Productions on Vimeo.

Can Do students thank all the Can Do contributors during the 8th anniversary of the Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund.

Can Do Events

Date Title
September 2011 9th Annual Walk Registration
May 2011 First Can Do Graduation Celebration
September 2010 8th Annual Walk & 5K Results
April 2010 Can Do and Bradley LINCS Students
September 2009 7th Annual Walk & 5K Results
August 2009 7th Annual Walk & 5K
June 2009 Graduation Rates Increase
May 2009 6th Annual Art Sale Results
April 2009 6th Annual Art Sale
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Can Do Kids Quotes

"Thank you for supporting me with a scholarship. I appreciate it very much. I will try really hard in high school."
Can Do Kid
Irving School

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The Community Foundation of Central Illinois
Designation: Can Do Scholarship Fund

Can Do Scholarship Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Central Illinois
331 Fulton Street, Suite 310
Peoria, IL 61602


© Jennifer Wilfong 2010