Women Who Shine! Jennifer Price
BUT what if your parents can’t afford to send you abroad?
This bothered my neighbor, Jennifer Price, who is also the principal at Newton North High School so much so that she created and funded the Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF). it benefits lower income high school students who wish to participate in the International Study trips. Over 60 students from Newton North High School have had the opportunity to study in France, Spain, Italy, China, Peru, Mexico, Russia, India, Prague, Panama and Nicaragua thanks to scholarships from GELF.
Jennifer and her partner Katya, spearhead the fundraising themselves. Katya, a talented home cook, cooks a gourmet feast for 300 every year. It takes her a week of cooking and prepping to make gorgeous small plate appetizers at an annual cocktail fundraiser. It’s worth it to them. Together with other fundraisers that include concerts and auctions, they’ve raised a whopping $140,000. If you vote for Jennifer and she wins, the $10,000 will be directly deposited into this fund, enabling 15 more students to study abroad.
Why do they do it? Jennifer Price says, “There is nothing like creating a chance for a student to broaden their dreams. Some of my GELF scholars have never flown on a plane, left the country or visited a place where a different language is spoken. For many students, the experience is life changing!”
Jennifer Price is a community member who shines in Newton. As a mother, neighbor, principal and friend, she changes lives quietly and without fanfare. My book club Mom Friend Bonnie describes her as a “great principal who is good for every kind of kid. ” Not just athletes, academics, special needs, or low income. I am grateful to have her as part of my community.
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