Bright Futures is a program at Ingraham that launched at the 2016-17 Friends of Ingraham Annual Auction, with the goal of providing resources that would allow the IHS Counseling team to more comprehensively support our students who are experiencing poverty or housing insecurity. Bright Futures worked to normalize the high school experience for all studentsby funding basic needs such as food, clothing, toiletries and shoes;academic needs such as study workbooks and computers; and experientialneeds such as club activity fees and uniforms. Bright Futures IS making ameasurable difference ? supporting over 200 kids in the past 18 monthsalone.
A portion of the initial funds were used to set up our Pride Closet, a place where students can access basic items necessary for success, such as school supplies, clothes, food, hygiene products, and more. Over the years, we have been able to loan tablets to students without access to computers at home, provide warm clothes and new socks during the wet Seattle winters, ensure that all students have access to healthy snacks during the school day, send meal baskets home to families during breaks, and so much more.?
If you would like to help keep our Pride Closet stocked, there are a number of ways to contribute! We accept donations of snacks, toiletries, and gently used clothing year-round in the counseling office. Fresh new socks are always appreciated! Alternately, you can order through our Amazon wishlist and choose Ingraham High School as the delivery location, or purchase items at your favorite local store and either drop them off in the counseling office or have them sent to:
Ingraham High School
ATTN: FOI Bright Futures
1819 N 135th St
Seattle, WA 98133
If you would prefer to make a financial contribution, see the FOI website for more information.
Our expectation is that graduation is within the reach of every student who attends Ingraham and that Ingraham students are well prepared for life after high school. Thank you for your continued support and generosity, you are making a direct impact in the lives of our Ingraham students!