As we write a new chapter about Fifty and Better’s (FAB) third year, we are proud that we have helped to offer intellectual stimulation and community to our FAB students. As our name suggests, for those 50 and better, we have been able to open our virtual & physical ‘doors’ to those within Ventura County and those outside the local area. Some of our students have referred to FAB as a “lifeline” and they have shared that FAB courses have been something they look forward to attending. They truly appreciate the sense of “warmth and caring” they feel, even in our virtual environment.
It is no wonder that in three years our enrollments have grown significantly -- we have expanded our course offerings, introduced multiple FABulous lecture series offered throughout the year on a wide variety of topics, and we have hosted virtual and in-person activities, including FAB nights at the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival!
The future continues to look bright for FAB. But we need your help!
Our vision is greater than our current funding. We need to significantly increase our administrative support, so our students (and faculty) continue to receive exceptional care and service! We want to increase our offerings and present many lectures and classes in both our “Watch Party” and HyFlex modalities (so in-person and virtual students can view/attend the same class simultaneously, which increases operational costs). We are planning in-person and virtual social engagement activities, and down-the-road day trips. We also want to give scholarships to those who may not be able to afford courses or study-travel opportunities.
To achieve this vision, we need your support! Please help us write the best chapter in our book yet this Cares Day and continue to enrich the lives of our FAB students.
Your support is greatly appreciated!