The streetlights come on earlier as the days get shorter. Walmart’s Halloween decorations herald in the beginning of fall. It’s that time of year when you rush around town, buying uniforms, new shoes, and backpacks so your little ones can start the new school year off right.
But for thousands of kids, the beginning of a new school year fills them with dread. Although they may like school; the shame they feel is soul-crushing. They wish the classroom floor would swallow them whole when they have to “borrow” a piece of paper and a pen for the umpteenth time. They feel invisible when they’re told to stand in the back of the class because they don’t deserve a seat. They wish they had parents, full-stop, let alone anyone to pay for their tuition.
This back-to-school season, we’re setting kids up for success. Your generosity will give parents from Mexico to Yemen to Afghanistan and beyond one less worry. Your support will fund projects such as these:
Remember the color pencils and pencil pouch excitement of new school supplies? How the crackly breaking open of a new book underscored your promises to try your best this year? How fitting in was a way to connect and ultimately soar?
This fall, join us as we encourage an eagerness to learn. Your generosity shows children around the globe that they are seen.
Supporting education in places scarred by violence reaffirms that today and all our future days are what we choose to make them. Supporting kids as they discover the awe and delight of learning reminds us that peace is possible.