JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High School 9:12 received a big donation on Thursday.
CSI Companies donated $10,000 to High School 9:12 on Thursday afternoon, a gift that will allow 50 students the opportunity to take academic boot camp courses for ACT and SAT preparation.
High School 9:12 was started last year by Alan Verlander’s Airstream Ventures. The 9:12 initiative centers around helping high school students in numerous areas — life skills, test preparation and more — to prepare them for success now and later in life.
“Everything that is given to High School 9:12 by CSI (Gives Back) today really goes back into this community to shape the future of our next leaders in high school right now and they’ll be the next leaders in this community," Verlander said.
CSI set a goal of funding academic boot camp courses for 50 students through the 9:12 initiative. Those are roughly $200 each.
“We have a true appreciation for kids in need. We want to impact them directly and truly help where we can," said Becky Lowry, director of CSI Gives Back.
CSI Companies has been active in supporting area athletics and high school students the last two years, helping support the inaugural Fortegra High School 9:12 basketball tournament last December. It is also one of the main supporters behind the second annual Fortegra 9:12 basketball event this December at Episcopal.