The Great Plains LIFE Foundation is a non-profit 501C3 organization established in 2004 to bring together the charitable efforts of labor, the trades, and management. Recognizing the importance of education to the well being of America’s future, the Board of Directors has adapted the “Stay 4” Project® as its priority and major endeavor.
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Phone: (309) 828-3406
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"Stay 4" Students Attend Seminar

   On April 27, the "Stay 4" students traveled to Illinois State University for the Successful Student Seminar. This event gave the students a chance to not only visit a college campus, but get an inside look and learn about opportunities available to them. 
     The students got to listen to a presentation by the Illinois State University Admissions Office, ROTC, and a panel of student ambassadors to help answer their questions about college. They were then treated to the all-you-can-eat style lunch at Watterson Dining Hall. 
      After lunch, they toured Fell Hall which is home to the School of Communication. Students learned about the social media lab, the television studio, and WZND which is the on campus radio station. The DJ even played 'Work' by Rihanna per the students' request. The students took a break at the Bowling and Billiards Center where they got a chance to shoot some pool and bowl a game or two. Members of ROTC joined the students. Their long day finished with a tour of the entire campus. 
The Crossroads Center 456 Wylie Drive Normal, IL 61761
A Life Changing Gift...
Your ongoing support will ensure that "Stay 4" is playing an important role in the lives of young men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds; giving them the tools necessary to continue their education and become self sufficient contributing members of our communities.

Your gift truly will last a lifetime!  
Anna Ruffin, former “Stay 4” student, appeared on WJBC Radio today with Terry James as well as Great Plains LIFE Foundation Directors Paul Segobiano and Liz Skinner.

A 2011 graduate of Normal West High School, Anna was selected by the school faculty and staff to be a part of “Stay 4” at the beginning of her junior year. She completed criteria in the areas of academics, extra-curricular activities, and community service, and was awarded a $1,000 support grant from the Great Plains LIFE Foundation for her continuing education.

As a student at Heartland College, Anna was listed among the top 10% of academic achievers in community college students across the country. She went on to attend and graduated from Illinois State University with a 4.00 grade point average. This May she will receive her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. 
Day of the Dozer 2016!

Join us in Day of the Dozer 2016.
Children will have the chance to ride construction and farm machinery.

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20 Stars for LIFE
Thursday, July 7th

20 area individuals are recognized for supporting the “Stay 4” Project at this black tie event. There will be a hors d’oeuvres buffet, beverages, stage presentations and dancing. 
The 20 Stars for Life event was a success!

    Thank you for your continuing effort to contribute to the growth of American youth. Our Stars raised more than $86,000 for the "Stay 4" Project, which will help keep children in school. See you again next year.