September is Attendance Awareness Month
Help Baltimore's students to come to school each day, ready to learn.
Dear <<First Name>>,
Did you know that last year, nearly one quarter of Baltimore City students were chronically absent from school? In other words, roughly 21,250 students missed 20 or more days of school.
You can join with Stocks in the Future to help reverse this troubling statistic!
We partner with area middle schools to motivate students to attend school regularly while learning practical financial and investing skills that will last a lifetime. Whether you're a long-time supporter or are becoming acquainted with our work -- you, too, are an important SIF partner and we thank you!
Your partnership helped us find that students who participate in Stocks in the Future in 6th, 7th and 8th grades attended school 10 days more over the three-year period than students who were not involved in the program.
Now imagine if all of Baltimore's 21,150 absent students were reached with Stocks in the Future while in middle school. Some change their attendance habits and go on to graduate high school on time. Others, with their new-found investing knowledge, aim toward a career in banking or finance. All have a chance to invest in themselves and their education.
Prevent chronic absence with a gift to Stocks in the Future today. You are giving more than 1,000 at-risk students a much-needed, worthwhile opportunity today. We are extremely grateful for your support!
Thank you for helping Stocks in the Future go further in 2014 - 15!
P.S. If you've already made a contribution to SIF's back-to-school mail appeal, please accept my sincerest thanks for your generous gift!
P.P.S. If you'd rather give by mail, feel free to download and complete our donation form (PDF). You can view our mailing address by scrolling to the end of this email.