Throughout our decades of community support, we’ve believed that education is essential to the health and growth of our communities.
As part of our largest commitment yet, we partnered with The Education Partnership (TEP) to help provide school supplies to Pittsburgh students with the greatest need. As part of that commitment, we adopted two schools this year – Clayton Academy and Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh.
Unfortunately, education continues to be under-funded, and that gap widens for lower income school districts. We were thrilled to provide Power Tools Homework Kits for these schools, but there are still many students in need.
TEP is serving 32,026 students and 2,638 teachers in the 2016-2017 school year by distributing school and classroom supplies. For a school to qualify for services, 70% or more of the student population must qualify for the National Free or Reduced Lunch Program. There are an additional 28,000 students who qualify but aren’t in the program because of funding needs.
There are a number of ways you can help change the life of a student:
Volunteer your time
Donate items or school supplies at any Guardian Storage Store
Make a monetary donation http://www.theeducationpartnership.org/donate
Spread the word to friends and family
For more information about The Education Partnership click here. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!