I am writing in appeal that the readers will help with our PAWS program. The Presenting Academics with Success (PAWS) Program is an ambitious notion bringing together broad segments of the community to benefit elementary aged students. The PAWS program uses High School students, grandparent volunteers, and University Students to serve as academic tutors and appropriate role-models for our students. The PAWS volunteers will serve in a variety of sub-programs such as additional classes during the summer for at-risk students, English as a Second Language, Special Education, and afterschool/homework club.
After having seen the mock-up for the program this summer and having noted the measurable increases in student performance, I strongly urge everyone to help us pursue funding via a Pepsi Refresh grant. We need more votes to win and gain the grant money. One can vote by simply sending a text to the number 73774, and enter 102480 as the message. Or go to www.refresheverything.com
Go under the $250,000 category and vote for the PAWS program. You can vote once per day.