68 Watkins Park Drive #5012
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
February 2, 2021
Dear Founding Families,
Equity Now founded Legends Charter School to provide an innovative school choice for the families of Prince George’s County, Maryland. The well-rounded advanced liberal arts education provided by Legends challenges and inspires our students to become scientists, artists, writers, mathematicians, linguists, computer scientists, and engineers, whatever their wildest dreams are! Our foundation begins in kindergarten; the Legends curriculum ensures a deep foundation of disciplinary knowledge to fuel critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Our foundation continues with you, the founding families of Legends Charter School.
Thank you for trusting us with your most valuable asset-your child (ren). In recognition of you placing your trust in PGCPS’s newest public charter school, we will recognize all 600 of our founding students in a memorial wall based on the design below. Each of our students will be recognized individually at the Foundation White Level. Families wishing to make a charitable contribution to Legends Charter School can upgrade their recognition tile based on the chart below.
Legends Charter School is committed to serving the community by continuing to provide a world-class education to our students. We promise to deliver your child a world-class education in a 21st Century learning environment with the most talented teachers. Your generosity is vital to our success. For Legends to continue to fulfill its mission of providing an exceptional educational experience to our students, we must continue to evolve and adapt to new trends in education and our current climate. Your 100% tax-deductible donation will help support Legends Charter School go farther faster and prove what's possible. Specifically:
Charter schools like Legends are subject to more accountability and stricter rules than those governing traditional public schools but receive 25% less funding and less public support. Equity Now purchased, renovated, and furnished the school facility at 9700 Philadelphia Court for $26M without any financial assistance from the local school district. With the generous support from donors like you, Legends will be able to deploy all of our enhanced academic programming initiatives fully.
Funding for public education provides for traditional classroom learning and related school activities. It simply does not cover the cost of other necessary adaptive learning and related services such as assistive technology, speech, and occupational therapy, and supplies that improve our exceptional learners' educational experiences and outcomes. Our current programming is strong, and our school facility is beautiful and well maintained. However, the school will need additional financial support to expand our academic offering further and make specific facilities renovations and upgrades. We anticipate having to completely replace the roof within the next three years. While there is ample play space for our students, they deserve a K-12 playground and outdoor learning space. The Legends Fellow program, a unique offering found only at Legends Charter School, is solely funded by Equity Now to support the K-5 level. However, we'd like to expand this program to the 6th grade and provide additional Fellows to support our Specials.
A commitment from the Equity Now Legends Charter School Family to Your Family
Ensuring Legend Charter School's sustainability over the next fifty years and beyond requires community investment. Our children deserve the best. Our children deserve Equity Now. Together, we will ensure that the Legends Charter School experience and legacy will continue for generations to come.
This campaign will be ongoing through April 30, 2021. The Founding Families Memorial Wall will be unveiled during our Charter Day Gala, scheduled for June 6, 2021. Please use this link http://bit.ly/LCSFFMW to pledge by May 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to Aminah Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aminah A. Williams
Co-Founder - Legends Charter School
Chief Growth & Human Capital Officer - Equity Now, Inc.
(240) 828-5666 Ext 102