Exceptional Tires For Exceptional Children

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The Problem

Our county has suffered major budget cuts from the federal and state that has affected our schools. We only have 4 schools in the entire county and that is a big blow. Because I want to be a special education teacher when I graduate, it bothered me that some of the programs that are offered to these children might be eliminated. It also bothered me that the funds would not be available for teachers to find new ways or manipulatives to offer children who need that extra help. I knew that I wanted to somehow help by raising money to help offset the shortfall of these budget cuts.

Plan of Action

After writing the proposal and their agreement, I met with executives from Michelin and with Colony Tire's president and further explained my project. They were very excited and encouraged me to continue my quest. We took pictures and created ads for the local newspaper. Colony Tire released a press release to a tire magazine and newspapers. I've been interviewed about my project and how important it is to our children and to our county. This event officially started on October 1 and will continue through December 31, 2008.

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