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BizWorld.org is Improving Education in Low-Income Communities
Dear BizWorld.org friends and supporters,
Studies show that students from low-income schools have a tougher time when they get to the real world than their counterparts from mid-to high-income schools. Fewer than 50 percent of low-income young people remain consistently connected to school or the labor market, and youth who do not complete high school earn an average of just $25,000 per year during their working lives. And with 48 percent of students today qualifying as low income, nearly half of America’s students are at risk.
The good news is that BizWorld.org research shows that students who participated in BizWorld.org programs in the 2013-2014 school year significantly increased their knowledge about business, entrepreneurship, finance, and money management – 97 percent of classrooms reported an improvement in knowledge of these concepts. More importantly, BizWorld.org research showed that students in low-income schools saw greater gains than students in higher-income schools in application of academic learning to real-life situations; appreciation for the importance of math; and engagement in learning. This connection to learning increases the chance that kids will become engaged and stay in school, thus improving their chances for future success.
BizWorld.org is working to help close the socio-economic gap in education, and is committed to increasing its presence in low-income schools across the country.
Today, we launched our first 72-hour crowdfunding campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to bring our life-changing, entrepreneurship programs to 1,000 3rd to 8th grade students in 50 low-income schools across the U.S. The campaign ends on Thursday, September 25 at 6pm so we have 3 days to meet our ambitious goal!
Your support will help provide BizWorld.org programs to 1,000 low-income students across the country, giving them valuable tools to succeed in school and become tomorrow’s leaders.