Adam Goodman (NCHS ’92) touched the lives of many in Washington Township as a teacher and friend. During his time at Westlane Middle School he worked tirelessly with students in the nationally recognized Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. It is only appropriate that Adam’s legacy would continue the support of AVID students and their goals of college success.
AVID was brought to Washington Township to target the average students who just slide through but are not reaching their potential. Champions like Adam are what have allowed it to succeed.
A support program for middle and high school students, AVID closes the achievement gap by preparing under-served and underachieving students for academic success. It creates a school-wide culture of achievement by teaching specific strategies for increased learning; encourages participation in honors and Advanced Placement classes; and prepares students for college eligibility and success. Adam used the resources of this program and his gift of teaching to positively impact students and touch lives daily.
It is with incredible honor that we announce the launch of the Adam Goodman AVID Scholarship. It is the desire of Adam’s friends and family that this scholarship continue Adam’s good work and offer AVID students the opportunity to make the advanced education they have worked so hard for more attainable. Gifts made in honor of Adam to the AVID fund will support this annual scholarship and continue Adam’s impact on Washington Township students in perpetuity.
Tax deductible gifts in support of this legacy can be made through The Advancement Center. Online donations can be done through the giving page. The fund should be denoted as “designated”, the fund designation denoted as “AVID Endowment”, the tribute type should be denoted “in memory of” and Adam’s name should be noted in the text line. Checks can be made payable to The Advancement Center denoting Adam Goodman Scholarship in the memo line and mailed directly to our office 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46240.