Support for students in transition making a difference

As Coordinator of the KPBSD Students in Transition Program, I am humbled by the beautiful outpouring of support we have received over the past few months. This support has come in many forms, including awareness and fundraising events, financial contributions, donations of school supplies, hygiene products, winter gear, goodie-bags and gifts, meal cards, numerous food boxes, and a variety of miscellaneous supplies. Each of these efforts improves our ability to assist homeless children, youth, and families on the Kenai Peninsula. I would like to recognize those who have given so generously:

The KCHS Leadership class, the Kenai Alternative High School Community Projects class, the KMS Leadership class, the Skyview Middle School Student Council, Damien Redder and Devin Every and families, Jenna Hansen and The Scene of the Crash, Hilcorp Alaska and local Hilcorp employees, Peninsula Community Health Services employees, 5 Star Realty, Stanley Ford, the Kenai Borough Employee’s Association and borough employees, Cabin Fever Creations and customers, Kaladi’s Coffee, the Ross Baxter Group, Julie English and family, Lanie Hughes and family, Febra Hensley and family, Andy Lovett, Travis and Jennifer Howell, and Dawn Musgrove. I would also like to thank those who remained anonymous, or attended/contributed to a drive or event held to benefit the Students in Transition Program.

With sincere appreciation I thank these groups, agencies and individuals for their kindness and compassion. Please know that your time, energy, and resources really do make a positive difference in the lives of our students. I wish you all the very best in the coming year.


Kelly King,

with Tim Vlasak, KPBSD Director of K-12 Schools/Federal Programs