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Ricks Center for Gifted Children

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Ricks Center

Support Ricks

There are many ways in which you can support the Ricks Center from volunteering in a classroom to getting involved with our Ricks Community Association (RCA) to making a tax-deductible contribution.

The following are priority funding areas for the Ricks Center.

Give to any of these areas by clicking the links below:

Family Assistance Fund

Help families within our Ricks community struggling to meet their financial responsibilities at this time. One hundred percent of all the funding raised will go directly to the families in need, and the Ricks Administration will administer the fund making sure families who need it feel cared for and supported by our incredible community.

Scholarship Fund

Our robust financial aid program ensures accessibility to a Ricks Center education for nearly 35% percent of our families annually.

We believe financial aid will help us build more diverse classrooms by bringing together bright, eager students from all backgrounds to create a stronger learning environment for everyone.

Outdoor Classroom Fund

Help us add more creative and interactive toys and equipment to our primary and middle school playgrounds. Activity kits, such as Blue Blocks, for each grade level to encourage more creative and interactive play at recess.

Ricks Community Traditions

Events including Grandparents and Special Persons Day, the annual New Parent Welcome event, the annual back to school Ricknic, and more create opportunities for families to get to know one another and build community. Support these key traditions so we can continue to offer them for all families.

Week Without Walls

Week Without Wall is a week-long program of experiences at various locations outside the classroom that we have traditionally offered to middle school students. This year, with your support, we hope to expand Week Without Walls programming to all students at Ricks! Additionally, since Week Without Walls often includes associated program and travel fees for families, we would like to offer additional financial aid for these expenses to families in need so that all children have an equal opportunity to participate.

Enhancement Fund

Annual tuition fees cover just a portion of the costs of running our high-quality and innovative program, so the time, expertise, and philanthropic support of our community is critical allowing us to continue to offer the unique experiences and programming that create a dynamic community of learners. Your philanthropic investments in Ricks are critical to allowing us to tap into students' interests in order to spark and fuel the fire in their minds.

"Gifted children need a different kind of support...Here they get that.  Parents also get that same kind of support and education.... and it really has become, to us, a community."
--Anne, Ricks Center parent