Physical activity has a vital role in education. Play breaks help young learners release stress, get their blood moving, and re-energize their minds so they can return to the classroom focused and ready for success.
Schoola is partnering with Abyssinian Development Corporation to provide the equipment and opportunities students in Harlem need to build healthy bodies and healthy minds.
For the kids at many Harlem schools, the benefits of physical activity don’t come easily. With no gym, the playground is the only place students can get the exercise they need. As they file outside for their 20-minute recess period after lunch, though, all they find is a patch of astroturf, a cracked blacktop, a couple of aging basketball hoops, and some stray furniture. They’re making do with what they have—but imagine how much they could discover about themselves and the possibilities available to them through a play structure with swings and a slide, as well as a level surface to run and play safely.
Schoola is helping these schools build their students’ academic success and well-being by launching an effort and building a community to raise $25,000 for a playground upgrade. Here’s how you can help:
• Donate used clothing to be sold on the Schoola e-commerce site—designate your donation to Abyssinian Benefit Schools or start a fundraiser for your own school
• Do your own shopping on Schoola.com—$2 of every $5 you spend goes to schools to save physical education, music, art and other essential programs
• Help us spread the word and build an even bigger community to support fulfilling the potential of all kids
JOIN US – So we can show the kids at at these Harlem schools and thousands of others like them that we care—and make a positive change in their school experience every day of the week.
See their story at http://www.schoola.com/savepe