Building Dreams, Pathways & Prosperity
Pennies for the Promise
We’re asking all parents in SMUSD to consider donating a penny per day, per student; only $3.65, to TSMP in order to help us keep our mission moving forward. So for less than the price of a standard cup of coffee, you could help support the efforts to make every student in the San Marcos Unified School District job and career ready and have the tools to live purposeful lives.
The funding our district receives is far lower than the average across the state.
Average Unified Districts: $12,229 $12,260
SMUSD: $10,421 $10,659
Our students deserve our best in order to be prepared for college, career and life. The difficulties and challenges faced everyday in raising and nurturing these young humans in our school system is monumental, and these needs can’t be met by the schools and the district alone. So it is our Foundation’s critical aim to directly impact students and their futures, support teachers in their classrooms, and to help the District with these needs.
Your support helps make a positive impact on the future of thousands of students in San Marcos Unified School District… and every penny counts!
“It has been a once in a lifetime experience being a part of this internship program and receiving hands-on learning experience from multiple expert lawyers at LFAP. I am now VERY excited for my future career in law and can hardly wait as I count down the days until I earn a degree! Thank you to LFAP and TSMP for helping me and making my summer internship both exhilarating and motivating!”Kassidy ClarkMission Hills High School Senior
“The LEAP classes are phenomenal! The exposure and training our kids are getting in elementary school will surely make them ready to meet the tech demands of many careers. The kids are learning and using principles in physics, chemistry, geometry, coding, electronics, and solar power. We are so fortunate to have access to these classes and all the other advantages of this foundation in San Marcos!”LEAP Parent
“The San Marcos Promise and PMI are definitely making a positive impact in the community. I appreciate all of the time and effort that you put into each of our students.”Ruben EscobarCounselor
“Roy (Education Coordinator) helped me a lot. I am excited to add my resume to my job applications to guarantee that I get the job. My resume is professional and will stand out.”Jackson HadleySan Marcos High School Senior
“The students selected to participate in our inaugural high school internship program impressed us with their interest, dedication, and application to all the tasks presented. Their desire to learn and excel was evident, and they did a wonderful job on the presentation of a closing statement to a panel of attorneys. We enjoyed getting to know and work with them, and we look forward to helping more SM Promise students on their path to a legal career.”Helen Holmes PeakLounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak
“Thanks to The San Marcos Promise, the LEAP program allows students to learn skills that they don't get in the typical school day. It also allows teachers to explore passions that are outside of the realm of the everyday classroom. When given opportunities to learn meaningful skills that foster creativity, collaboration, engineering and exploration, students can learn what ignites their own passions.”Melissa CuevasTeacher, Knob Hill Elementary
“LEAP has provided a wonderful opportunity for our students. The chance to be engaged in enriching classes, taught by some of our most talented teachers, has assisted our students in "finding and pursuing their genius".”Steve BaumPrincipal, Double Peak School