Be the Light

Wily Shines a Light on Scholars

Join Wily in supporting Scholars as they navigate college and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all need lighthouses in our lives – a lighthouse to guide us, to truly see us and celebrate us as individuals. Wily Scholars need you, particularly now as we weather this storm.

Goal $200,000 by Dec 31, 2020

Rodolfo Chaparro and Katherine DePasquale, Be the Light Co-Chairs, launch the campaign with a $50,000 match.

Wily Shines a Light on:

Housing (rent) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$800/month

Monthly bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250/month

Food security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150/week

Mental health services . . . . . . . $100/month

Internet access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50/month

Housing (rent)  –  $800/month

Monthly bills  –  $250/month

Food security  –  $150/week

Internet access  –  $50/month

Mental health  –  $100/month

“I think we often underestimate the importance in a young person’s like of having even just one adult who cares – a lighthouse – someone who provides structure and stability, and a safe place. The Wily Network is a lighthouse. The lighthouse sees you, the difficulty of the storm before you, and the way through it.”

-Steve Permberton
Wily advisory council member and author of A Chance in the World

We hope you were able to join us for our inspiring virtual event – Wily Shines a Light on Gratitude – which premiered on December 3, 2020. If you missed it, you can still watch the on-demand video.

We hope you were able to join us for our inspiring virtual event – Wily Shines a Light on Gratitude – which premiered on December 3, 2020. If you missed it, you can still watch the on-demand video.

“When you don’t have a stable home or family, everything feels impossible. You are often one step away from eviction – or one missed paycheck or illness away from making a choice between toilet paper or food. Getting into college is just the first step in what can seem like a never-ending series of hardships. Food and clothing and housing are just the minimum, and when those are difficult to maintain, the things students really need often fall by the wayside. I know because I lived it. The Wily Network is a game-changer.”

-Katherine DePasquale
Be the Light Campaign Co-Chair

Wily Shines a Light on Volunteers

Want to learn more about how to get involved, visit our volunteer page for details!