It's back-to-school time! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to highlight some of our education causes. From funding water wells for school kids in Africa, to supporting a community school or library, there are plenty of ways you can contribute to education with your Bravelets™ purchase. Here are some great causes we thought you should check out:
Vicki Soto was a first grade teacher in Newton, Connecticut who bravely sacrificed her life for her students during the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. This page supports the Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship, which was started by her family in her honor and is awarded to high school seniors pursuing degrees in the education field.
This page supports an awesome organization called Drop in the Bucket. Their mission is “to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education.” They are able to improve health, increase school enrollment rates and promote gender equality for African children, all by helping to provide communities with clean water and sanitation.
One that is a little closer to home is Austin Partners in Education. Their mission is to “create and foster effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin ISD students preparation for college and career.” Through their work in the Austin community, this organization is helping to inspire and to prepare economically disadvantaged students to achieve academic and career success.
You can help support these and many other great education-related causes through on our website. To help start the school year off right, we’re offering 10% off all education causes now through the end of August with coupon code B2SCHOOL2014.