RobustWealth® is proud to sponsor Hiking for Hillside. Devin, Andrew, and Sean will be hiking the entire Appalachian trail in an effort to raise $100,000 for The Hillside School; a school dedicated to helping students with learning disabilities. If you would like to join RobustWealth in supporting Hiking for Hillside, click here to donate.
This year’s annual theme at The Hillside School is “Learning Makes Dreams Happen”. Sean, the school’s beloved visual arts teacher always had the dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail but never had the courage to do so. Devin, Andrew, and Sean all discovered that they had the same dream and wanted to make it come to life. They set out to connect their dreams of education and awareness for learning disabilities to the hike. Sean specifically wanted to show his students that, learning makes dreams happen.
Together, they set a goal of raising $100,000 for the Hillside School. The money will help provide 8 students with targeted learning support from The Hillside School.
About the Hillside School
The Hillside School whose mission is to “maximize the potential of the child with learning disabilities through excellence in education” has classrooms of typically 6-8 students and teaches children from kindergarten through 8th grade. The students needs vary from “language-based learning disability such as dyslexia (reading), dysgraphia (writing) or dyscalculia (math).” The Hillside School operates without any funding from local school taxes or from the government to empower students to understand their learning disabilities, identify their strengths, and become self-advocates. The Hillside School is also the only school in the Lehigh Valley area that is dedicated to supporting students with language-based learning disabilities and attention challenges. Their students come from 13 different counties from Lancaster, PA and into New Jersey. Typically students spend between 3-5 years in their program before transitioning to a different private school or back to their home public school.
How Did RobustWealth Get Involved?
We met Devin through a mutual friend who told us her sister was spending the spring, summer, and most of the fall hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for a special needs school. “We do cool stuff and this is the definition of cool”, said our Founder, Mike when he learned of the hike. We agreed to help sponsor with the commitment that members of the RobustWealth team would be able to meet them along the way. Come July, members of our team will hike through Pennsylvania and New Jersey with the trio.
Updates from Devin, Andrew & Sean:
If you would like to contribute to helping Devin, Andrew and Sean reach their goal, click here to donate.
They’ve made it!
On September 1st, the team completed their journey. 130 days and 2,190.9 miles later, the team had successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Congratulations team!