BENEFITING: BALTIMORE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY INC
EVENT: Maryland Gives More 2015
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2015
Baltimore International Academy (BIA) is a K-8 public charter school and 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. BIA’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous, internationally-oriented education to Baltimore City students using language immersion and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The goal of BIA is to provide children in Baltimore City with access to immersion education usually considered an exclusive privilege of the nation’s most wealthy and elite groups. Beginning in kindergarten, BIA students--who come from all over Baltimore City--can currently choose to learn in a language other than English: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and French (SCARF).
Now, more than ever, BIA needs your help! Because of its language immersion and IB programs, BIA spends a minimum of $250,000 more than non-immersion and IB schools. BIA is the only language immersion school in Baltimore City Public schools, and the first public school in Maryland and the nation to offer a choice of five total immersion programs under one roof. This year, you can join us by becoming a part of our campaign! We're participating in the Maryland Gives More #GivingTuesday campaign, and we've set a goal to raise $5000 by December 1, 2015, to support our programs.
12.1.15 is #givingTuesday and we want to challenge our community to take part in molding the lives of our incredible students. From now, until 12.1.15, here's how you can be a part of our movement:
1) GIVE! No amount is too small. Your funds benefit more than 600 Baltimore area students to learn in languages that will greatly impact their chances of success in the future.
2) SHARE! Please consider sharing the #BIAgivesmore fundraiser on your social media pages. The more people know about us, the closer we will be to reaching our goal. Remember to use our hashtag! Here's a sample tweet or post that you may use: "Maryland may not be the biggest state, but we’ve got the biggest hearts. #GivingTuesday #MarylandGivesMore #BIAgivesmore"
3) SMILE!! No matter what, remember to smile today. Generosity is not only monetary. Generosity is striving to be positive, and to live your best life every single day, no matter what! It seems small, but a smile has the power to change both your day and somebody's life!