Adopt-A-Scholar at D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc.!

The 21st Century scholar is empowered, engaged and leading!

D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc. (D2S) paves a path for a brighter, stronger future by partnering with schools, communities, and families.  But we can only do that through the generosity of people like you who understand our vision for our scholars and their families.

We work extensively to develop grit in our participants as they establish positive social and emotional competencies to handle real world situations.  By empowering our youth, we prepare them for important transitions and teach them to lead and build stronger local communities.

11-year old Michael is getting all ‘A’s, but is not being challenged to go further.

Angel, a 6th grader with a learning disability, is not academically prepared to enter middle school next year. 

Kim, a 13-yr old 8th grader, is bored in school and has lost interest in important aspects of her academic growth.

For kids just like these, D2S provides exceptional programming. Through our four program areas, our scholars are becoming better students and are engaged beyond books. Our Career Exploration, College Preparation, Leadership Development, and Life Skills tracks gives them a head-start and the attention they need to be their best.

Our goal is simple:  Reach more scholars!  A tax-deductible donation to D2S will help our community’s most at-promise children find a place to belong – to renew their enthusiasm, build character, and overcome everyday obstacles.

Imagine the transformation you can make in the life of a child simply by giving.  We’re asking you to help us reach our goal of $100,000.  The program cost is $400/child each month for a 10-month program.

  • If you are a business, we are asking that you sponsor one child (or 2, or 3, or 4) for a 10-month program year.
  • If you are an individual, we are asking that you give an amount that is meaningful to you.

There are many ways to give:

  • Mail your remittance to D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc., P.O. Box 4122, Hamden, CT 06514.  Designate Adopt-A-Scholar on the memo line of your check;
  • Make a donation online at; or
  • Make a named contribution on behalf of a friend or family member.

Thank you for your support.

Best regards,

Yvonne E. Jones, CEO/President