Lynchburg, VA - In just a year, it's managed to help hundreds of Lynchburg students graduate and go on to college. And Thursday night, the nonprofit organization, Beacon of Hope, had a reason to celebrate.
At its board of directors meeting, the organization marked its one year anniversary.
Beacon of Hope aims to ensure that all Lynchburg City School graduates have the opportunity to go on and receive a post high school degree.
In their first year, they've already rocketed past their three year fundraising plan. Directors say they couldn't have done it without help from so many in the city.
"We with the city schools, the school board, city council in some respects, and with the businesses in this community we sort of are locking arms and saying, we don't want any kids to fall through the cracks" said Laura Hamilton, the organization's Executive Director.
Beacon of Hope's first scholarship recipient enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University as a Freshman in August.