Action Tips: Take Action Around Education
Help Fight the Drop-Out Crisis
Send a word of encouragement to a struggling high school student. Even a small vote of confidence can go a long way.
Be an Advocate
Push your school system for the help you need to succeed. Ask to be challenged. Show everyone how successful you are.
Convene a Local Dropout Summit.
Highlight the needs facing students in your school by engaging local leaders in a discussion about the challenges young people face and the ways these problems can be addressed.
Support Great Teachers
Visit iloveschools.com and find a teacher that needs your new or used donations. You can even start a collection drive to get teachers supplies they need for their classrooms!
Ready, Set, Teach!
- Not ready to start a tutoring program or maybe your school already has one? Join a local program (look into your local YMCA or Boys & Girls club) and become a tutor for other kids.
- Think you have nothing to teach? If you know another language, you can tutor kids in immigrant communities. It takes two to three hours a week and you’ll feel awesome after.
- Film a documentary about education issues in your area and use it to raise awareness about the problems.