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Lydia's Story

In kindergarten, Lydia's teacher let her family know she was struggling to pay attention in class. She often came home with bad grades and teacher comments. At the end of kindergarten, Lydia was diagnosed with high spectrum ADHD. As Lydia entered first grade, her family tried everything to help, but she was still receiving complaints from the teachers, and she became very sad. A family friend told…

Ella's Story

Click here to watch Ella's story. Ella’s parents knew that public school was not the best fit for their daughter. They dreamed of sending her to a private school, but financially, it wasn’t an option for their family. They were thrilled when they learned about Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship. With the help of the scholarship, Ella is attending a private school where she is thriving. Her family loves…

Vivian's Story

Vivian attends a private school with the help of an EdChoice Scholarship. She hopes to one day attend Harvard University, and she dreams of studying gastroenterology. Below she shares in her own words how receiving an EdChoice Scholarship has changed her life.  “EdChoice made a big difference in my life. It allowed me to attend a highly academic school, which has enhanced my learning and critical…

A'bria's Story

A'bria's mom applied for the Cleveland Scholarship for her daughter, and she received the scholarship from kindergarten through high school graduation.  We at School Choice Ohio first met A'bria when she was a student at Saint Martin de Porres High School, and it was immediately clear she was a very driven and determined student. She shared her powerful story at an event we hosted in Cleveland that…

Mamoudou's Story

This week, School Choice Ohio joins in celebrating National School Choice Week. Each day, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. Click on the image below to watch as Mamoudou and his family share their powerful school choice story.   Mamoudou's Story “Growing up I was always told that with education, you can do anything. No matter how much…

Walter's Story

This week, School Choice Ohio joins in celebrating National School Choice Week. Each day, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. Walter attended a private school with the help of an EdChoice Scholarship. Click below to see Walter share his powerful school choice story.   Click here to watch Walter's powerful story. Growing up, Walter…

Nancy's Story

Nancy is a junior at Cristo Rey Columbus High School. She is a recipient of the state’s EdChoice Scholarship. Below is her inspiring story in her own words. Growing up in a low-income, immigrant family, I always found myself faced with financial hurdles. It was often hard for my family to cover bills and rent. From a young age, my family instilled in me the value of education, so I’ve made…

William's Story

This week, School Choice Ohio joins in celebrating National School Choice Week. Each day, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. William is an Autism Scholarship recipient. Click below to watch his inspiring story (with a special ending!).  William's Story “I am so grateful for the lawmakers who have enough faith in parents like me to allow…

The Fife Family's Story

This week, in honor of National School Choice Week, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. We begin with the Fife family's story. Their son is a recipient of the Ohio Autism Scholarship. Just this morning, it was announced that their video was a grand prize winner in the Choices in Education national video competition.   The Fife Family's Story “His…

Governor Kasich Officially Proclaims Jan. 21-27 Ohio School Choice Week

Governor John Kasich officially proclaimed January 21-27 as Ohio School Choice Week. See the image below to read the proclamation in full. We are grateful to the governor for recognizing the week and celebrating the importance of school choice for Ohio students and families.