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Do you remember as a kid imagining what you wanted to be when you grew up?

For me, I dreamed of being a business owner. I watched my mom run her bakery, making connections with people and earning money for our family. My passion has also been education to help others receive the knowledge and skills to thrive, like my mom did in her business.

Because you’re someone who deeply cares about supporting the next generation of Christ-centered leaders, I know you’ll want to hear these stories about Damian and Alejandro.

student with goggles and magnifying glass First grader, Damian Williams wants to be a scientist or a sea diver when he grows up.

Damian shares, “I am very curious about everything and want to know how it works. I am always asking my parents and teachers questions.  I want to know ‘Why?’”

“I like that in school we do science experiments with rocks under water and study animals. I’m excited to keep exploring this beautiful world and discover more in the future!”

And you want to help him reach this dream! You can make an impact to nurture students’ curiosity from a young age. Will you help?

Younger students, like Damian, look up to older students, teachers, and alumni as people to emulate, guided by values of Christ-like love, peacemaking and service.

Do you remember your high school graduation?

For our seniors, graduation and commencement just happened. They’ve completed their final assignments. They enjoyed their last days at Lancaster Mennonite making memories with friends at Prom, playing frisbee in the grass field by the Mill Stream, celebrating accomplishments, and walking across the stage to receive their diplomas at graduation.

We celebrate with senior Alejandro Veras who will be attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in the fall to study Chemistry. He reflects on the important ways that LM has nurtured his interests and cultivated his curiosity:

Alejandro shares, “I’ve always been curious and had questions I wanted to explore. I am thankful to LM teachers who’ve brought science to life for me. My classes and experiences have allowed me to explore my interests in the human body, what the earth is made of, and how it all points back to God.”

“I’m excited to continue exploring science in college and my future career to help people through science – whether that be in business, doing research, or another way I haven’t discovered yet. Lancaster Mennonite has prepared me well for the future!

I am excited to see the ways that LM students will continue to shape our world for the better. You make these opportunities possible for students!

You can bless students with your support. Though they may not see your face, they will feel your kindness throughout their life. Your generosity today will stay with them as they grow and launch from LM into their careers.

Thank you for being a part of the Christ-centered education at LM that is building the next generation of world changers! Your support is needed to walk alongside our students throughout their growing up years. Please provide your gift by June 30, 2024 to ensure more students can live out their dreams and positively impact our world.

We are deeply grateful for your continued financial and prayer support of Christ-centered, world changing education.

Do you remember as a kid imagining what you wanted to be when you grew up? Share your childhood aspirations with us!

Click HERE to share what YOU wanted to be when you grew up.



Dr. Michael Badriaki