2014-2015 Service Project—Autism Speaks
Each summer before school begins, the senior class goes on a retreat and chooses the theme verse and service project for the upcoming year. The chosen service project is presented to the entire school at the back-to-school picnic and all fundraising efforts for the upcoming year go toward the organization. Throughout the school year, students and faculty participate in activities and events to help foster awareness and raise funds. At the end of each year, the seniors present a check to the organization on behalf of Brentwood Academy
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.