P1030088Every 9 seconds, a person drops out of high school. Nine seconds, people. That's a lot of former students.
Procter and Gamble, along with celebrity spokesperson John Legend is joining with Communities in Schools, to raise awareness of the student dropout crisis in the US and raise funds to help keep millions of students in schools, through their GIVE Education program.
How you can join in the cause:
- Save and Give. Use today's (July 31, 2011) BrandSaver from your local paper to save over $200 using coupons. For each coupon used, P&G will donate to Communities in Schools, a national organization proven to help keep kids in school;
- Watch John Legend's exclusive Facebook video. For every view of the video, P&G will grant $.25 to to CIS, up to $10,000. 40,000 views shouldn't be hard at all on a powerful, meaningful video with John Legend. Watch it now.
Last month, I attended a P&G's press conference announcing the partnership and joined a follow-up round table with Mr. Legend and representatives from P&G and CIS. Mr. Legend brings concern and experience to the cause. He went from private school to home school to public school in inner city Chicago. Around the time of his parent's divorce, the amazing support he had from them lessened, as they had less time to offer him while they worked to support their family. John shared that if it hadn't been for the community support of the arts and the guidance of his guidance counselor, there's no way he'd be where he is today.
Read more of my exciting opportunity to meet John Legend and learn about this incredible initiative between Procter and Gamble and CIS.
Take action, now. Grab a paper and start coupon clipping. And take just two minutes to watch the video that has the potential to raise $10,000 for Communities in Schools.
Julie Meyers Pron is a Shine! Parenting Guru and a member of the Y! Mother Board. She blogs daily atJust Precious about organization, fashion, parenting and education... and anything else she feels like chatting about. Follow Julie on twitter and fan her on Facebook. Love what she's writing? Subscribe to her RSS feed.