The Monarch School, an institution that Arnold & Itkin has partnered with in the past, recently had to face some hard decisions due to decreased donations during the health crisis. Due to less funding, the school was forced to consider turning away some students or cutting certain programs. When our Foundation was alerted of the lack of resources needed to continue The Monarch School’s important work, we immediately asked what we could do to help keep the doors open to its students.
The Houston Community Needs The Monarch School
The Monarch School & Institute provides education and support for students with neurological differences. Students with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and neurodevelopment disorders receive therapeutic and innovative education that addresses each learner’s specific way of seeing the world.
The Monarch School empowers learners, both current students and graduates, to lead productive and independent lives, helping them to show the world their unique gifts, skills, and talents. The school’s commitment to empowering learners offers each one the ability to grow with dignity and pride.
Knowing the organization may have to deny its services to even one student was heartbreaking to us.
To that end, we are proud to announce that the Arnold & Itkin Foundation, led by Kurt and Tara Arnold and Jason and Kisha Itkin, made a $110,000 donation to The Monarch School. This donation ensures that the school won’t lose a single student, and will allow them to continue providing much-needed services throughout (and well beyond) the pandemic.
“While others are stepping back,” Kurt Arnold said, “we are stepping up.”
Our Future Includes All of Us
In tough situations, we believe that we must focus on what matters. The work of The Monarch School is about empowering and investing in the next generation, ensuring that everyone—regardless of their neurological differences—is equipped to contribute their gifts and talents to our community. It’s crucial that we, as a city, continue to give The Monarch School and similar organizations our support.Our firm is proud to continue partnering with The Monarch School, and we look forward to seeing the school enroll more students into its life-changing program.