DETROIT, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- K.I.S.S. & Tell Your Story is a social community where parents can share the Random Act of Kindness they give and receive daily. Even in the poverty stricken and drug infested communities, like Detroit, parents share their loving support for each other. "I believe these Random Acts of Kindness are the key to creating Kids In Successful Schools (K.I.S.S.)," states Ida Byrd-Hill, President of Uplift, Inc. "Schools are collections of families, within communities, struggling to get out of poverty to financial success. Families face insurmountable barriers daily. One Random Act of Kindness can motivate a family to succeed."
"Danita, a single mother of 4, offered to cover my bus fare shortfall despite her own financial struggle. Her 1 dollar motivated me to continue my mission to assist Detroiters escape from poverty," states Ida. Uplift, Inc. added raffles, a systematic Random Act of Kindness, to school based parent workshops. The raffles enticed more parents to engage in the curriculum aligned cultural events, increasing their students' performance on standardized exams. Here are sample results:
- Assisted 180 students matriculate to college
- Increased parent participation by 280% across clients
- Increased Exam performance 30% across clients
Magnet High School
- Math proficiency increased 4.88%
- Science proficiency increased 3.74%
Alternative High School
- Increased collective reading scores 3.6 grade levels
- 80% graduation rate, 100% postsecondary matriculation
Magnet Middle School
- Increased Reading scores 40%
- Increased Math scores 53%
Neighborhood Elementary School
- Increased Math scores 30%
- Increased Reading scores 50%
Our hypothesis: "A public raffle would have a greater impact on communities as it did for schools." Empirical data shows residents are already full of love, tenacity and hope for the future. They need a motivator - a Random Act of Kindness.
K.I.S.S. & Tell Your Story in conjunction with the K.I.S.S. Raffle Booth seeks to provide a Random Act of Kindness to motivate parents to infuse academics at home. Our goal is to groom Kids In Successful Schools and power a real education reform.
Join the Movement!!!!!
K.I.S.S. & Tell Your Story
Encourage parents to enter K.I.S.S. Raffle
Tell your story to provide DAILY INSPIRATION.
Donate CASH to expand raffle from monthly to daily
Ida Byrd-Hill is President of Uplift, Inc., a nonprofit Idea Incubator that is advocating residents secure post-secondary education and skills grounded in iSTEAM (invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) for 21st century careers. http://www.upliftinc.org/raffle_booth.aspx
SOURCE Uplift, Inc.