Tuition on the Track represents the very essence of Catlin Gabel's mission: inspired learning leading to responsible action. What began as a single student's idea became a successful student-led fundraiser for financial aid.
The 2012-13 event on April 12 raised $65,000.
The walkathon notion originated as Kate Rubinstein '12's "agents of change" paper for junior English class in 2011. The agents of change assignment is itself a tradition in which students identify something to improve at Catlin Gabel, propose the change in writing, and submit the idea to the appropriate person or people.
Kate is a Catlin Gabel lifer who fondly remembered everyone working together at the Rummage Sale for a common cause: raising money for financial aid. Intellectually she understood why the Rummage Sale was not sustainable - too few volunteers, too much time and effort, lagging sales - but in her heart she wanted the school she loves to offer future students a similar experience. Along with Brooke Edelson '12 and a great committee of seniors, they persuaded their classmates to make the Tuition on the Track effort their senior gift to the school. Together they organized every aspect of Tuition on the Track, from recruiting volunteers to publicity, sponsorships, food donations, online pledge system, and reviving the Blue and White competition.
Students and teachers from across the school come together for an enchanting afternoon of walking, skipping, sprinting, talking, and hanging out.
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