Community School needs your help |

Community School needs your help

Dear Editor:

I am one of the lucky ones. My daughter graduated from the Aspen Community School in May, and she is now thriving at Aspen High School. The Community School provided my daughter a great education. But, far more impressive to me, it gave her self-confidence and taught her to value community (yes, I know, it is in the name), respect for others, discipline and hard work.

While a fabulous program with a fabulous staff, the physical facilities of the school have long outlived their useful life and need to be completely replaced. It is time for an upgrade, a reboot, a do-over for the building; and the Community School needs our help. It has only a few short weeks left until May 1 within which to raise the $4.9 million it needs in order to receive a $4.2 million Building Excellent Schools Today grant from the state. This will go a very long way toward creating appropriate facilities in which to educate our children.

Any amount helps. To donate, please visit

Jody Edwards