Protector and defender. That’s a hero — one who boldly sacrifices self, even in the face of great difficulty, for a greater good. The Arete Hero invests in the education of kids in need, with 100% of every tax-deductible gift going to K-12 scholarships.
To achieve arete is to strive successfully for excellence and virtue, to fulfill your unique purpose, and to reach your fullest potential. That's our aim for kids living on the margins of society: that they would discover their individual gifts and talents, cultivate them, and flourish personally to their own delight and for the good of their communities.
Since 2010, we have pursued this mission by providing new K-12 educational opportunities to kids in need. The 5,500 scholarships, worth more than $25 million, have served the academic needs of the disenfranchised, allowing those who have no options to find better opportunities and outlets for education and growth. But the need is far greater and thousands more are on waiting lists for help.
Please join our mission to change lives and be an Arete Hero.