Posted: Apr 24, 2013 8:02 PM by Shannon Davis - MTN News
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 6:51 AM
ANACONDA - An Anaconda High School student has founded a nonprofit to help his fellow students fund their senior class trips.
Riley Rivers, a junior at Anaconda High School, says the nonprofit is called the Anaconda Classy Student Fund, which was officially registered as a 501(c)3 last month.
Seniors at AHS celebrate graduation with a substance-free party and a trip to Silverwood amusement park in Idaho.
The cost is about $13,000, and students are responsible for raising the funds. But River says the fundraising is difficult, and the nonprofit made it simpler.
The school is working on one fundraiser that may bring in about $10,000.
Each class won't see any of the money until their senior year and by that time, they will need to submit an application to the nonprofit.
The board will decide if the class helped enough in raising the funds.
"Our main goal with this was to kind of unite the classes to help out with all of this," said Rivers. "And next year we will do things differently so that we can get all the classes involved to help sell and every class will be able to see part of the money from this fund."