While I was there, I had a major wake-up call. I learned about the frightening statistics of student drop-outs in the United States.
As a parent of young children, it is hard to image my children not finishing High School. After learning about this frightening statistics, I wanted to share a way that we can all help keep kids in school!
I went to Venice High School (the school where the movie "Greece" was filmed) to see children that have been impacted by the programs that P&G is funding to help keep kids in school.
P&G along with the organization Communities in Schools is hosting their second annual GIVE Education "School the Nation" campaign to help raise awareness of the school drop out crisis. Mentors are playing a critical role in helping with the success of a child's education and goals.
Matthew McConaughey and his Just Keep Livin Foundation (J.K. Livin) are one of the 15,000 community organizations that Communities in Schools has partnered with to help give children the resources they need to stay in school.
By purchasing $25 worth of select P&G products, consumers will get a $5 rebate by mail, and P&G will give $5 to Communities in Schools on their behalf. In addition, for each August 26 P&G brandSAVER coupon redeemed, P&G will donate two cents to Communities in Schools, uncapped! Families can help this crisis by purchasing items they are already buying!
Last year, GIVE Education raised more than $500 thousand for Communities in Schools to help deliver the resources needed like mentoring, tutoring, counseling, health services and more.
Disclosure: I was provided with a car service to attend the press conference for the P&G Give Education campaign. All of my thoughts and opinions are of my own.