New York City Imagine Math Students Donate Thousands to the Food Bank For New York City

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Last fall New York City students solved more than 252,000 math problems in four weeks, converting earned math points to $1,023 to the Food Bank For New York City.

We are so grateful to the students of PS 13Q Clement C. Moore for choosing to help their fellow students and other New Yorkers at risk of hunger.

Imagine Learning, developer of the award-winning Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Math digital curriculum, announced today that students across New York City have raised $1,023 for the Food Bank For New York City during the Do Math! Pay It Forward contest.

Imagine Math is a product that allows students across the city to increase their math understanding while making the conscious decision to give to charity. Last fall, New York City students worked on Imagine Math lessons and earned a type of currency called THINK points. Students chose how to spend their points with options ranging from dressing avatars, contributing to class goals, or donating to a charity.

During the donation period, students solved more than 252,000 complex math problems and donated more than 10 million earned math points, which translated to $1,023 for the Food Bank For New York City. This donation is a part of Imagine Learning's charitable giving program, which has raised more than $550,000 for local and national charities since its inception.

The Do Math! Pay It Forward celebration event will take place Tuesday, February 27, at PS 13Q Clement C. Moore Elementary School. This school had the highest percentage of THINK point donations during the fall contest and has been named the Do Math! Pay It Forward Representative School for all of New York City.

“One in five children in New York City is at risk of hunger,” said Dr. Camesha Grant, Vice President for Community Connection and Reach at Food Bank For New York City. “Hunger affects children’s health and their ability to learn. We are so grateful to the students of PS 13Q Clement C. Moore for choosing to help their fellow students and other New Yorkers at risk of hunger. This donation will have an incredible impact and provide more than 5,000 meals to New Yorkers who rely on food pantries and soup kitchens.”

Studies show that providing kids the option to donate points to charity, instead of redeeming rewards for themselves, develops decision-making skills, boosts confidence, and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of philanthropic thinking and practice.

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Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for K–12 students, revolutionizing the way kids learn. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Español, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Math because they are research-based, data driven, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use. The Imagine Learning family is dedicated to changing lives and opening doors of opportunity for kids.

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