The most needed and wanted thing right now is cash.

After experiencing the effectiveness of Study Technology firsthand, Tamara put up a total of $125,000 to move the school from my home into a commercial location. No one asked her to do this. No one expected her to do this. I certainly did not see this coming when she asked to have a word with me to propose her idea. She then went on to work for 3 years without pay to get the school solvent.

Had she not stepped up and funded the move, I would have continued home-schooling my children and their friends until 2010 when my youngest graduated.

While donations of any amount are graciously accepted, what is needed is for 16 people to match Tamara’s initial seed money with a $125,000 donation. This target met would allow me to do necessary upgrades, renovations, purchase playground equipment and would pay off the remainder of the mall lease. This money would also fully fund a literacy project geared for adults for three years. (I have an itemized list of exactly what I want to cover.)

The ultimate goal is to secure a free standing campus in the 33175 area. This is a multimillion dollar venture. The land alone in this area is about 2 million per acre. While I love the relationship I have with the mall, the school is full and there is no room to expand.

The harsh reality is that the education system in our country is not failing-it has FAILED. Every time I meet a six year old who is on multiple psychotropics my heart breaks. I cannot help but wonder what would have happened if that child grew up in a system that did not stress the child out with homework and did not push mind altering drugs.

Every time I enroll a high school student who cannot write a sentence or solve basic arithmetic equations, I am outraged that no one cared enough to make sure they understood.

And every time a representative from an ADHD drug study tells me that I have the only school in South Florida that REFUSED the financial benefits offered if I just get families to agree to put their kids on experimental drugs I want to scream.

Further, H.E.L.P. Miami is located in one of the most affluent cities on the planet, in one of the most affluent countries on the planet. A few people playing the above “match Tamara game” or one right person could help take H.E.L.P. Miami to the next level and beyond. We have proven stats. We get excellent products and we know what we are doing. Help us do more.

All donations help create a positive impact and are fully tax deductible.