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When 12-year old Hunter arrived at Northstar, he struggled with reading.

The daunting task of differentiating sounds left him feeling defeated. With specialized reading classes and support from dedicated teachers, Hunter’s journey took a transformative turn.

“His growth is remarkable,” said his teacher, “he had so much anxiety at first, and now he’s not afraid.” Hunter jumped two and a half grade levels in reading comprehension in just six months.

Most importantly, Hunter’s confidence has soared. Instead of shutting down when faced with text, he feels motivated to try reading not only simple sentences, but more advanced paragraphs as well.

“He feels comfortable, he’s learning, he has friends,” said Hunter’s mother about her son’s time at Northstar. “His teachers really care. And he knows they care.”

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Your meaningful donation has a profound and lasting impact on students like Hunter.

Hunter’s story is just one example – we see the incredible potential of Northstar’s remarkable students every day.

Your donation today supports critical resources like the Northstar Scholarship Fund provides crucial aid to families facing financial hardship, enabling families to access education despite challenges. By supporting our goal, your contribution fosters success stories, ensuring that every dollar goes towards breaking barriers to education for students with disabilities and affirming your dedication to inclusivity in our society.

Thank you for caring.


We are proud of the work we do with students, alumni and their families, and we are thankful for the support of people like you! Every donation helps ensure we can continue our mission to promote educational excellence and career opportunities for students with disabilities who have academic, physical or social challenges.

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Report on Philanthropy

Northstar is lucky to have many generous donors who support our important work each year. Click below to see our latest report on philanthropy featuring student outcomes and highlights from the past school year, our financial standing, and our annual donor listing.

View 2022-2023 Report on Philanthropy