Annual Appeal 2020

Kasean is our 2020 Appeal child. In 2009 third grader Kasean was a part of our International Art and Writing Program at Thirkell Elementary School where he discovered his passion for writing. Over the years in our programs, Kasean improved his writing skills significantly. A few years later in fifth grade, he became Author of the month, growing his love for writing. Three years later in eighth grade, Mercedes Benz Financial Services held a school-wide essay competition for Black History Month. Kasean entered with an essay about his hero, his dad called “The Greatest Guy in the World”, which he won the competition with. We are so proud of him and everything he has done.

Please consider donating to this year’s appeal to help other kids like Kasean find their passion for reading and writing through Beyond Basics. Click the link below to donate or text BB2020 to 4432.