Inspiring Lives Annual Appeal 2023

An invitation to attend…

Advocates for Graduates

Please accept this invitation for the Murphy Centre’s annual Inspiring Lives Breakfast Launch will be at the Comfort Hotel, St. John’s, on November 8th, 2023.

To reserve your seat, please click the RSVP button below or email Anthony Murphy at [email protected] by Friday, October 20th, 2023.

Our Inspiring Lives Annual Appeal will be revamped this year to focus our supporters on raising $30,000 in aid of our Readiness Program, which prepares our participants to challenge either the High School Credit Program, the Adult Basic Education Program or the General Educational Development Program.

Did You Know…

An estimated cost for 1 person who does not complete High School or an equivalent program costs a minimum of $1.5 million in social and judicial programs over a 40 year period?

Murphy Centre Inc. graduated 220 participants from our Academic Programs over the past three years alone.

High School graduates contribute $800,000+ in taxes over 40 years?

Graduation unlocks the potential for a happier and more productive life.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, “among those ages 25-34, 8 % have not obtained high school certification (similar to the national average of 8.7 percent), but this number increases to 17.2 % for those aged 45-54, and 23.7 percent for those aged 55 to 64.” (A Discussion Guide for Adult Literacy in Newfoundland and Labrador, March 2018)

This year we are asking local businesses and individual donors to join forces and become Advocates for Graduates. The program costs $80,000 annually and we currently have $50,000 raised for that purpose.