BENEFITING: Success Academy Charter Schools Inc
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
Michael May wrote -
I am running the marathon for my 19th straight year.
It only makes sense to try to raise some money for a great cause and I again have chosen Success Academies (http://successacademies.org/).
Success Academies builds charter schools in the underprivileged areas in New York City. Your donation pays to build the schools (22 to date). Once built, the schools are self-sustaining as they run at a discount to NY City Public Schools.
Success Academy schools are open to all children including those with special needs and English language learners through a random lottery. Success Academy often educates in the same building as existing public schools. The results are amazing for:
- 5 of the top 25 NYC schools are Success Academies in Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and the Bronx
- Students are 3 years ahead in education | 1.5 years better than NYC gifted and talented which only accepts high-aptitude children
- 30% lower attrition rate than public schools
- 90%+ of students are above their grade level in math and English
I am just starting today but hope to raise a bunch of money in a very short period of time.
Thanks in advance for your help.