In 2014, what started as a simple cookie and lemonade stand blossomed into a bakery for Gable Sloan. At ten years old, she dragged an old wooden desk to the curb outside her house and figured she could sell baked goods and help raise money and awareness for the causes and organizations she loved.
Since that day she was able to contribute close to $10,000 to local and national charities and awarded college scholarships, to a Fayetteville High School seniors who demonstrated, through service, a commitment to making a difference in our world.
Recently, Gable formed a partnership with the Foundation to establish The Gable's Bakery Keystone Fund.
The Fund will be invested in the Foundation's endowment generating income that will distribute annually through grants that provide a strategic investment for lifting up Fayetteville’s most vulnerable students.
Gable hopes to establish the fund before the end of her eighth-grade year allowing her fund to give in perpetuity support that will offer teachers more opportunities to design innovative, creative programs eliminating the barriers facing some of Fayetteville’s best and brightest students.
We are never too young to put our hearts and hands to work for others, and we are never, never too young to have our voices heard~ Gable Sloan
Gable's Bakery is working on a baking project that can help businesses treat employees to a delicious break while giving back to their community.
Money raised through this project will go towards the establishment of the Gable Sloan Fund for Increased Academic Opportunity.
Break Boxes are giant boxes of cookies, bars and brownies that will be treat for employees in any break room.
Email Gable's Bakery for more info!
The impact of poverty on academic achievement
Gable's project is an endeavor to raise awareness about the realities and impact of poverty on academic achievement.
- Many children from low-income families begin school already far behind. Low-income children are less likely to have access to books, or high-quality early care, and/or pre-kindergarten programs before they begin school.
- Low-income students have poor access to transportation to school, lower attendance rates, fatigue (may fall asleep in class), and lack access to after-school activities and field trips.
- Children of low-income families have significantly lower enrollment in Advanced Placement classes and lower standardized tests results.