September 27, 2017

Help Us Fill a Few Backpacks!

September is a time of transitions. A transition of seasons from Summer to Fall. A transition from kids playing at the pool to kids playing at the school playground. And definitely a transition for teachers to a classroom of new students’ smiling faces. Transitions can be a challenge for many, but for some children, the transition back to school can be a welcome relief.

Did you know that there are nearly 16 million children in America that are part of a food insecure family? Food Insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. When children from these families come back to school, they are typically guaranteed a nutritious meal or two per day. And because of organizations like Blessings in a Backpack, they are often guaranteed nutritious meals on weekends as well.

Learners Edge was introduced to Blessings in a Backpack as we were preparing to celebrate our 15th anniversary and we decided we wanted to be part of this amazing organization. The vision of Blessings in a Backpack is that every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. I vividly remember the days when I was a middle school geography teacher and children would come to class hungry. They were in more of a survival mode than a learning mode – this is real and this is heartbreaking. This past school year, Blessings in a Backpack provided nutritious meals for over 93,000 children in more than 1,000 schools across the country. They are making a difference.

In February, Learners Edge donated $10,000 to Blessings in a Backpack. In September, our goal is to donate an additional $5,000 – but we need your help! September 25-29 is National Blessings in a Backpack week. For every course that Learners Edge sells during this week, we’ll donate $10, (up to $5,000 total) to Blessings in a Backpack. Join us on the race to $5,000 – we can do it together!

If you have successfully bridged your back to school transition and are ready to get started on meeting your continuing education goals – it is the perfect time to order your course(s)! Not only will you be enhancing your teaching skills, but you will also be providing hunger-free weekends for children. Together we can do so much.

As a teacher, I was always humbled by the incredible responsibility I had in helping shape the life of young learners. Thank you, teachers for taking on that responsibility. As Co-Founder and CEO of Learners Edge, I continue to be humbled that you choose Learners Edge for your continuing education. Thank you!


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