PBS News Hour report on Freedom School

PBS News Hour reports on the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools in this 5-1/2 minute report aired Aug. 11, 2014. And yes, the study cited 4 minutes 15 seconds into the report was conducted by the Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte.

Follow this link to learn more about the Center’s Freedom School research.  Visit the following websites for more information about Freedom Schools:

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Help Team Cam and United Way of Central Carolinas Win On and Off the Field

 As you know, United Way of Central Carolinas has been working to recruit, place, and train volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help students in our area become academically successful. The effort is in collaboration with United Way Worldwide and TEAM NFL.

This weekend and in the upcoming weeks, we have a unique opportunity to reach more volunteers and earn dollars to support this effort. United Way Worldwide is encouraging all United Way TEAM NFL player reps, teams, and local United Ways to boost their volunteer efforts (readers, tutors and mentors) with a post season challenge that “plays off” the NFL Playoffs. Starting this weekend, Wild Card Weekend, the top 12 performing NFL player representatives leading in volunteer recruitment will compete for the title of United Way Team NFL Super Recruiter. Currently, our very own Cam Newton is #9 out of 12 with 1,205 volunteers who have signed up online to be part of Team Cam. 

During the five weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, the pool wanes from 12 players to 2, based on the number of pledges logged on at unitedway.org/team-nfl. The two finalists will be invited to New York during the week of the Super Bowl for a series of media and recognition opportunities. PLUS, the United Way in the winning market will receive a $10,000 grant to advance youth success with their respective NFL Team.

Another part of the program encourages volunteers to participate in the +3 Network where they can log in the number of hours they volunteer. The volunteer with the most hours will receive some incentives.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP! Please post this Facebook message and Twitter message TODAY on your social media channels. We need to get the message out over the weekend. And stay tuned for more ways to help promote as Cam advances to the next level, thanks to your support!