NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Makes Perfect would like to announce the kick off for our #GivingTuesday campaign using t-shirts to raise awareness for our mission.
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, encouraging people to donate their time and recourses to join organizations around the world that aim to bring about change in their communities and beyond.
This month, leading up to #GivingTuesday, PMP will be selling t-shirts to raise awareness and generate support for our mission to narrow the achievement gap by ending summer learning loss. Practice Makes Perfect was created based on the statistic that two-thirds of the achievement gap can be directly attributed to the lack of summer learning opportunities for low-income youth. With the purchase of a shirt today, you are not only supporting PMP, you are raising awareness around summer learning loss and its effects on the achievement gap worldwide.
"We can only affect change once we know what those issues are," founder Karim Abouelnaga explains. "The achievement gap between low income students and their more affluent peers is costing our economy between $310 and $525 billion dollars each year. Imagine a pie chart in your mind and take two-thirds of it out, that two-thirds is the summer learning loss. PMP aims to combat the achievement gap by addressing the summer learning loss through a unique summer enrichment program."
About Practice Makes Perfect:
Practice Makes Perfect is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2011 by six Cornell students—three of whom graduated from two of New York City's most struggling public high schools. The organization was created on the strong belief that all children—regardless of race or socioeconomic status—have an equal potential to compete intellectually in our society. PMP achieves this through a summer enrichment program that utilizes a proven "near-peer" model, which supports students from K-8th grade. Academically struggling elementary and middle school students are paired with older, higher achieving mentor students from the same inner-city neighborhood for a five-week, full day academic experience. Trained college interns and certified teachers supervise the near-peer mentorship. Visit PracticeMakesPerfect.org for more information.
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