Meet A’vant, a 3rd grader at St. Katherine of Siena who loves to dance, looks up to his mother above anyone else, and wants to become a doctor. A’vant’s mother says that he loves his CSFP-approved school, which gives him the stability he needs.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I like to play video games, play sports, and dance.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your school?
A: I like the science lab.
Q: What is your favorite subject at school?
A: Science is my favorite!
Q: Who is your favorite teacher and why?
A: Mrs. Hoarst is my favorite because she is nice and she helps me in school.
Q: Who is your role model and why do you look up to them?
A: My mother. She is the best mother. She works very hard for me and my brother. She takes us out and she plays with us.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: A Doctor.
Sonie, A’vant’s Mother
Q: What are hopes for your child(ren)?
A: I want them to get the best education and become positive role models to their peers.
Q: Why do you think it is important for your child(ren) to attend a tuition-based school in Philadelphia? Are there any improvements you have seen since choosing a tuition-based school?
A: A tuition based school gives the children stability. I have seen great improvements with my son. He enjoys going to school. If I have a problem at his school, I know who to address and know how it would be solved.
Q: How does the CSFP scholarship affect your family?
A: If it wasn’t for CSFP I wouldn’t know where my son would be. My son is learning and when he comes home he is happy. He is able to talk about what he did and learned in school. Nobody is picking on him. He enjoys going to school.
Q: How did you feel when you were notified that you won the CSFP lottery? What was your reaction?
A: I was speechless. I told God thank you for the favor
Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: The best gift we can give our children is education.