The Adopt-A-Student program funds students in Seeds of Hope schools. Students selected to participate in the program are hand-picked by their principals. The program is Seeds of Hope’s most popular tuition assistance program, and it is designed specifically for donors and students to interact. The relationships formed not only make the Adopt-A-Student program unique, but help explain why most of our Adopt-A-Student donors recommit to sponsoring a student every year.


Adopt-a-Student Facts

 The idea was originated by Archbishop Aquila, while he was serving as the Secretary of Education for the Archdiocese of Denver, during the planning stages for Seeds of Hope in the mid-1990s.

  • $3,000 – covers a significant portion of a student’s tuition costs
  • The Adopt-A Student program funds an average of 100 students each year; a vast majority of those students receive a Gold level award.
  • This program will fund approximately 19% of the tuition assistance support given to schools through Seeds of Hope during the 2016-2017 school year.


Students per year funded
of Tuition Assistance Funded

A Typical Adopt-A-Student Family Profile


Family Members


Family Income


Family Contribution


As mentioned above, Adopt-A-Student donors have the unique opportunity to interact with their students. Each student sends donor updates at Christmas and Easter, and donors are invited to meet their students at an annual Adopt-A-Student event. Additionally, each donor receives a report at the end of the school year to update them on the student’s progress. The report details the student’s strengths and accomplishments as well as areas in which the student continues to work. If you would like more information about the Adopt-A-Student program, please contact Gina Wilson by phone at 720.476.7471 or by email at

1300 South Steele St, Denver, CO 80210