Gateway Charter Students Show their Love for Lukas

Gateway Charter School students raise money for 5-year-old boy with cancer

Students collect money for a young boy with stage IV cancer

FORT MYERS, Fla (Dec. 4, 2015) – Lukas Moulder, a 5-year-old kindergarten student at Skyline Elementary School has inspired an entire school across the river to jump into action. Moulder has stage four cancer and his family is having some serious financial difficulties. The students from the Gateway Charter Network of Schools including Gateway Charter, Gateway Charter Intermediate and Gateway Charter High School are on a mission. They are attempting to raise $1000 for Moulder in a Love for Lukas campaign. In the first two days, they already raised $950.

“We are so proud of our students for taking this project so seriously,” said Sara Abraham, principal of the Gateway Charter K-12 schools. “We have a school-wide community outreach initiative and our students are enthusiastically stepping up to help those in need. Even though this boy is not one of our students, they have deeply felt his family’s pain and are responding so generously.”

The school is planning to present a check to the family on Friday, Dec. 11. Details of the check presentation will be sent as soon as they are finalized.

Gateway Charter Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools are part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by the Southwest Charter Foundation, Inc., which consists of local community leaders: Ken Haiko, Dennis P Clark, Thomas P. Wheeler, Director, Margaret Wells, John O’Brien, Shane Strum and Preston Jones. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. The company manages 76 schools in seven states serving nearly 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA’s innovative educational advantages include personal learning plans, advanced technology, meaningful parental involvement, student uniforms, consistent and fairly enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus, integrated character education and high academic growth and performance.

Enrollment for all grades is underway. Those interested may apply online at (K-8) or (9-12).


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