We recently published our Belief Statement. We hope that this helps share a bit more about the need that exists in our region and our beliefs around education.
April is a special month for Classroom Central. It is the time when we give thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who make what we do possible. This past year, we had a total of 1,265 volunteers which clocked in almost 11,000 volunteer hours. Fun fact: The gift of our volunteers’ time is estimated at over $250,000 in value to Classroom Central!
Think about how hard it would be to instill a love of reading without access to books. In a study conducted by Neuman and Celano, they found on average that fewer than one to two books were available per child in low-income areas. Of those books, the majority were of poor quality or not on the appropriate reading level for the child.
A pencil is one of the most important tools when it comes to learning in a school environment. Thanks to Dixon Ticonderoga Company and Lowe’s, 2.8M pencils have been donated nationwide to the Kids In Need Foundation of which Classroom Central is a part.