North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: Thursday, September 22, 2016. In seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped over $119 million into the North Texas community!
Communities Foundation of Texas, a leading 63-year-old community foundation headquartered in Dallas, TX, created this event in 2009. North Texas Giving Day was one of the first—and is the largest—community-wide giving days in the country. WTS is excited to participate in it for yet another year.
During the 2016-17 School Year, We Teach Science will be working with over 100 students in North Texas. There will be students from MacArthur High School, Nimitz High School, and just recently added – Crockett Middle School. This will be the third year that the Remote Mentoring and Tutoring program has been in the Dallas area, and WTS hopes to expand its footprint in this area in the coming years.
In Dallas County:
- 70% of students are from families that are economically disadvantaged
- 34% of adults have a post-secondary degree
- Only 13% of students finish High School with knowledge to succeed in college
We Teach Science addresses these issues through the Remote Tutoring and Mentoring platform, which gives students a greater chance to succeed. Mentoring opens doors to underserved youth by empowering them to take ownership of their own learning and through a positive role model who shows them each week how math is used outside of the classroom. You can read more about our 2015 efficacy results here.
On September 22nd, consider making a gift of $25 or more to help We Teach Science go beyond the classroom for the students in the 2016-17 school year. Your gift will help students gain confidence and motivation in math, leading to a better chance for success!