Roland Martin (host of news one now), Carlton E. Brown (President of Clark Atlanta University), Jemelleh Coes (2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year), TJ Holmes (Award Winning Journalist and Television Personality), Erica Jensen ( Senior Integrated Marketing Communications Manager at General Mills), Ronald Skeete (State Fidelity Manager for the Georgia Children’s Aid Society) and none other than the infamous (recording artist) Monica all came together yesterday to have an intriguing panel discussion at the Box Top for Education Town Hall. At this event April third was declared Top Box for Education Day in the city of Atlanta and county of Dekalb! If you aren’t familiar with Box Top for Education I will make you more familiar. You can actually find a little coupon on different items that you may have in your pantry you cut them out to send them with your child or any child in your family to take to school and they earn money for their school to receive for things that they need, each coupon is worth ten cents!
By doing this Top Box has earned more than $600 million since the program started in 1996. The event was beautifully located in the ocean front ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium. A lot was discussed about children, education and the strong need of more concentration in these areas. This event was most definitely empowering got your mental wheels rolling on how you can help and be the change that education needs. I know that I will be clipping all the box tops and distributing them to my colleagues who are school teachers! I hope you will as well, let’s take initiative to helping our youth to have the tools they need to grow and be a success in the world! If you want to read tweets from the actual event search the following hash tag (#) for live feed #BTFETownHall. Lets Be ProActive!!