Studies show that providing kids the option to donate points to charity...develops decision-making skills, boosts confidence, and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of philanthropic thinking and practice.
PROVO, Utah (PRWEB) February 07, 2018
Imagine Learning, developer of the award-winning Imagine Language & Literacy digital curriculum, announced today that students across the state of Texas have raised $2,500 for the Feeding Texas food bank charity during the Do Math! Pay It Forward contest.
Imagine Math is a software program that allows students across the state to increase their math understanding while making the conscious decision to give to charity. This fall, Texas 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 48 million math problems and donated over 25 million earned math points, which translates to $2,500 for Feeding Texas. This donation is a part of Imagine Learning's charitable giving program, which has raised over $550,000 for local and national charities since its inception.
“Feeding Texas congratulates the students at Sky Harbour Elementary for winning the Do Math! Pay It Forward contest. We are grateful to Imagine Math for hosting these awards and the students across the entire state of Texas for donating their hard-earned THINK points to Feeding Texas Food Bank. Every $1 students donate allows Feeding Texas to provide ten meals to hungry Texans,” said Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas.
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.
"This fall, Texas Imagine Math students opened up their hearts to help their community with math," said Lisa Wise, manager of motivation at Imagine Learning. "We are so proud of those students who have participated in this endeavor to help feed hungry families across Texas. Math students across Imagine Nation have embraced the charitable giving program throughout the years and turned their hard work into an act of giving and kindness.”
About Imagine Learning
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.
Media Contact: Lisa Wise | lisa.wise(at)imaginelearning(dot)com