Did you know that every 26 seconds a Teen drops out of school. Every 26 seconds!
Click the interactive app to learn how your state is doing.
We talk and worry constantly about the quality of our education system and how to fix it. A good first step to fixing the system is making sure these kids stay in school. Lets give these kid at least a shot at getting an education.
A couple of weeks ago myself, Stefanie aka ooph and a number of other amazing social media Mama’s had the opportunity to head up to
Riddell High, I mean Venice High School, to meet with Matthew McConaughey, Communities in Schools, and P&G. We learned about Matthew McConaughey’s foundation Just Keep Livin and how they’ve teamed up with Communities in Schools and P&G to help keep these kids in school.
The Just Keep Livin Foundation’s goal is not just to keep kids in school, but to encourage these teenagers to lead active lives and make healthy choices while graduating high school.
We actually had the opportunity to see some of these kids in action and hear some of their stories.
So how can you help? You can participate in the School the Nation program.
Every time you buy $25 worth of participating P&G brands, you’ll get a $5 rebate by mail and P&G will donate $5 to Communities in Schools(CIS). Don’t forget to check your local papers for the P&G brandSAVER®. Every coupon redeemed for participating brands, P&G will also donate $.02 to Communities in Schools.
To learn which P&G brands are participating and to learn more about School the Nation goto the Get, Give and Save website.
Now that I’ve told you about the important stuff, I’m going to share the fun stuff.
Yes I did get to meet Matthew McConaughey.
And you can tell he genuinely care for these kids.
Oh and yes, I really was at Riddell High.
*Disclaimer – A huge thank you to the folks over at SheSpeaks for setting up this event and providing the transportation for us!!