Support Study Connection through Magical Day of Giving - November 18, 2009

Record Number: 5669
Displayed from: Nov 18, 2009 , until: Nov 21, 2009

Support Fort Wayne Community Schools' nationally recognized tutoring program and get discounts at your favorite Jefferson Pointe stores this weekend by purchasing a Magical Day of Giving pass. The Magical Day of Giving at Jefferson Pointe is from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and includes Santa's arrival, tree lighting ceremony and holiday entertainment. The tickets provide the opportunity to win door prizes as well as exclusive discounts of 5-40 percent at stores including Aeropostale, Coldwater Creek, Justice, Old Navy and more. A full list of discounts is available at www.jeffersonshopping.com. Tickets are $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to local non-profit organizations, including Study Connection. Tickets are available at the Study Connection Office, 826 Ewing St., from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Study Connection began in 1989, founded by Don Wolf, retired CEO and president emeritus of Do it Best Corp. In the last two decades an estimated 10,000 students have gone through the program. Volunteers are matched one-to-one with FWCS students who need academic assistance. Students and volunteers meet weekly after school for one hour during the school year with 79 percent of the students bused to and from local businesses for their tutoring sessions. This not only gives students a chance to receive some extra homework help, but also meet a mentor in the community and learn about local career opportunities.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.