Cristina, who dreams of someday owning her own flower shop, has waited impatiently for 11th grade at Walla Walla High School. At last, she’s eligible for Wa-Hi’s floriculture class!

But Cristina, like 60% of our students, lives below the poverty line. Payment for the floriculture class is due next week, and her mother’s been struggling to make ends meet. Cristina may not be able to afford the class she’s been dreaming of.


In the 2017-18 school year, United Way’s Adopt-a-Student Program helped 63 local high school and middle school students take part in school activities they might otherwise have had to miss. The need is even greater this year. Your investment in the Adopt-a-Student Program will reduce the financial burden on families, provide sports equipment and musical instruments for talented students, and pay for Advanced Placement testing.