As an educator myself, I am keenly aware that classrooms and schools need more support. It is especially true of educators who are serving our most needy populations. I strongly believe that an excellent education will equip kids with the necessary skills to be successful adults.
As a Rhode Islander, I firmly believe that we need to support successful proof-points for what public schools can and should look like. BVP’s vision is to improve public education for all Rhode Islanders, and our vision energizes me. Moreover, even though my own daughter remains on the BVP waiting-list, I believe that supporting BVP is actually helping to improve all Rhode Island public schools.
The dividends for donating to this organization are exponential. It makes me think of the proverbial saying, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” BVP schools are teaching kids to read, solve complex math problems, treat each other with respect, show pride, write, play instruments, and so much more. They are being prepared for college and careers and will eventually be successful adult members of my community. Furthermore, with a dollar for dollar match currently available, your gift will have double the impact.
If you have not already, come visit BVP to witness this great work firsthand. I know you will be inspired in the same way and you will be asking, “Why not support BVP?”