When President Obama, in his February State of the Union speech, read South Carolina teen Ty'Sheoma Bethea's letter to Congress about the poor state of her school, many in this nation were moved and inspired.
And more importantly, many kids and teens realized their voices, too, could help create change. A movement began, a student's life was changed, and a community was united.
Inspired by Ty'Sheoma's letter, Walmart just launched the "Write to Change the Classroom" program in hopes of inspiring change in classrooms across the country. They're taking letter submissions now that could win $8,000 for your child's school.
Walmart's "Write to Change the Classroom" program provides a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and students to write in with their back to school classroom needs for the fall.
Twenty schools will be awarded with $8,000 worth of back to school supplies — $4,000-worth of school supplies to their designated classroom and an additional $4,000 toward supplies for their entire school. Letter essays will be judged on level of need, creativity, and the positive impact these supplies will have on the school.
Hurry and get writing! The call for entries ends this Friday, July 24th.