Wonder® Bread Introduces the 7Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour as Part of Its Wonder Heroes Campaign

7 Teacher Heroes Will Win Trips to the 7Wonders of the USA and 25 Tablet Computers for Their Schools

For Every Teacher Nominated, Wonder to Make Donation to Teach For America, up to $10,000

Aug 04, 2011, 09:31 ET from Wonder(R) Bread

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonder® bread invites American families to nominate inspiring teachers in the 7Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour program, as part of its Wonder Honors America's Everyday Heroes campaign - a national search for ordinary people making extraordinary contributions to their families, communities or country.

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The 7Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour honors American teachers who inspire a sense of wonder in their students, by giving teachers a chance to visit one of the 7Wonders of the USA to teach a class remotely. Wonder will present 25 tablet computers to the schools of the 7 winning teachers, and arrange for each teacher to provide an interactive educational experience to their students, via the tablet computers. 7Wonder locations span the country and include the Grand Canyon, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, New Orleans Jazz Park, Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the National Mall in Washington D.C., and Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii, the most active volcano in the U.S., which last erupted in 1983. Everyone who nominates a teacher can enter for a chance to win his or her own tablet computer and, for every nomination, Wonder will donate $1 to Teach For America, up to $10,000, to help grow a new generation of great teachers.

"As families prepare to go back to school, Wonder is honoring the teachers who teach our children to love learning," said Laura Pitlik, Director of Bread Marketing for the bakers of Wonder.  "Generation after generation, teachers help prepare our children to take on the challenges of tomorrow and encourage them to do great things. And for 90 years, Wonder bread has been a staple for children in American households. As Wonder honors everyday heroes among us, we are proud to support the mission of Teach For America and the teachers who make a difference in the lives of so many."  

"We are excited to partner with Wonder in recognizing teachers across the country who work hard to lead their students to academic and lifelong success," said Kyle Ridaught, vice president of national corporate partnerships for Teach For America. "Teach For America corps members work alongside other educators in low-income communities and become lifelong leaders committed to ensuring that all children have access to an excellent education."

To nominate a wonderful teacher, visit the 7Wonders of the USA website at www.7wondersoftheusa.com and tell Wonder how a teacher has influenced a child today. On the site, parents and kids can learn about each of the 7Wonders with fun facts and family-friendly activities. They can also learn more about how Teach For America promotes educational excellence and equity across the country. The deadline for nominations is October 24, 2011.

For more information about the Wonder Heroes campaign, become a part of Wonder's Facebook community at www.facebook.com/wonderbread or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/_wonder_bread. For more information about Wonder please visit www.wonderbread.com.

About Wonder:
Wonder bread, one of America's most popular brands of bread, has a long history of baking soft, delicious, and nutritious breads for the whole family.  Last year, Wonder® launched Smartwhite®, a new bread with the taste and soft texture of white bread - but with the fiber of 100% whole wheat bread. The brand also recently launched Wonder® Smartwheat®, a soft and delicious 100% whole wheat bread with added nutrition. Both breads have no high fructose corn syrup. In addition, Wonder Classic and Wonder Classic Sandwich breads have improved nutrition, providing the same amount of calcium as eight ounces of milk in two slices, and are good sources of vitamin D.

Wonder led the way in joining the National Sodium Reduction Initiative, an unprecedented public-private partnership established to help reduce sodium in foods by 20 percent over the next five years, became the first brand to take THE DOCTORS' "Halt the Salt" pledge, and publicly commit to NSRI guidelines.  Already, Wonder® Classic and Wonder® made with Whole Grain White and Smartwhite are baked to have reduced sodium.

About Teach For America:
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This fall, 9,300 corps members will be teaching in 43 regions across the country, while nearly 24,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

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