What a Remarkable Year! Here are some highlights beyond the every day living we do at Banyan:

10. Coach Jerry Kill keynotes the annual Business Leaders Breakfast!

9. Hosted 22 National Night Out parties for 32 block clubs!

8. Passed the 27th exemption for after school programs in both the House and Senate!

7. Met a $200,000 matching gift challenge for our new home in less than 90 days!

6. 95% of Banyan families attended a Gathering event – Roller-Skating, Banyan Family Carnival, Day Away Retreat, or Apples and Pumpkins!

5. Two Banyan parents enroll in college! seeking more education because they understand “they can.”

4. Youth once again made successful transitions from elementary to middle to high school to college- a great accomplishment while looking into the face of poverty.

3. Results of the Banyan Effect prove the impact of our work in the community is more indicative of stability than home ownership!

2. Largest cohort of high school seniors GRADUATE, and are off to college!

1. Groundbreaking Ceremony with community members, partners, donors, youth, families breaking ground for our permanent home! Follow the progress!

Thank you for being a part of the Transformation!