Harker’s middle school has been recognized for its philanthropic efforts by Camp Okizu. Harker has established a relationship with the camp for the last five years, since their inaugural event together, a Cancer Walk organized by Michael Schmidt, middle school computer science teacher.
Since that first event, the Cancer Walk has been an opportunity for Harker students and families to raise money for the camp. Camp Okizu is dedicated to providing quality care as well as fun activities for young cancer patients. The money raised has been used to purchase new equipment and ensure that more children are able to take advantage of the services offered at the camp.
Harker received the award this year to commemorate the five-year partnership between the camp and the middle school. Over the course of this relationship, Harker has raised more than $40,000 for the camp. We look forward to further collaboration and further giving from the Harker community.