Angel Program helps struggling students adjust to high school

August 13, 2013

During the awkward adolescent phase that is high school, many teens just want to feel normal. That can be even more challenging for students whose families struggle to make ends meet.

That is why the Issaquah High School PTSA created the Angel Program a year ago, helping such students with donations of gift cards, school supplies and clothes to students in need, said Laurie Foreman, an Issaquah High School parent and co-chairwoman of the program.

“Maybe they just don’t feel like every other kid because they might not have a new pair of shoes or a backpack,” she said. “That’s where we step in.”

What began as a relatively simple effort to provide students with gift cards to Target and Safeway expanded to a more holistic approach, giving students anything that was identified as a need.

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