Teaching and Reaching Our Youth (TROY)
Understanding that not every child has the same style of learning, TROY strives to help students gain an education and earn a diploma at their own pace while supported by loving teachers, counselors, and support staff. We have a 20 year history of successful outcomes. Throughout those twenty years, any time we have needed a space to serve kids, the community has wrapped their arms around us and helped provide a space. However, as the program has continued to grow, so has the need for a permanent space to put down roots.
We talk a lot at TROY about being a family. Our current students as well as our graduates are a great big family and we function very much in that way in everything we do. A home to grow that family in and to provide stability, security, and safety to our students has been a dream for a long time. We see a building as a launching pad of sorts for sending students out into the world to learn, grow, and develop and a place to come back home to that will always be there.
The Community Foundation of Whitley County along with the McMillen Foundation have recently taken a major step in making this dream a reality. Grants from these two organizations have allowed TROY to purchase a building that can become a permanent home for our TROY FAMILY. Although the building has been purchased, remodeling will be done to make the building suitable for housing school including adding bathrooms, security and safety updates, HVAC repairs, and furnishing the building with necessities. An anonymous donor has agreed to match any gifts directed toward these renovations $1 to every $2 donated up to $30,000. Our goal is to raise $60,000 in order to receive the match and be able to fund all necessary renovations in order to house the school as soon as possible. Every donation helps and a $50 donation on chuffed means $75 toward the project with the matching gift. Thank you in advance for any help that you can give! Please check out our website and watch our video, the kids can explain TROY better than anyone.