Open School has always been about doing things differently. Whether that’s creating deep relationships with students and families or naming and tackling the inequities that pervade our school systems.
Everyday, Open School and Step Up Advocates and Teachers adapt to meet our students where they are. And right now, they are separated from the support and resources they get at school. Without our support, our students are at the highest risk of disconnecting from their educational path.
Many of you have been to our annual fundraising event Got Game. With the outbreak of COVID-19, we won’t be able to do the event the same way, but the need for equitable education for our students hasn’t stopped.
In fact, kids need our support more than ever. Since the first day of school closures, our team has been hard at work distributing food and technology resources to our kids and families, checking in with students about how they are persevering through this crisis. We have also prepared our own brand of distance learning that centers the deep relationships we have with each student and family.
That’s why we need you to be willing to do things differently too. Please join us for Change the Game, an online trivia competition and fundraising campaign, launching on April 23-28.
Your donations will go to work immediately as we work every day to get resources to families and walk alongside kids as they navigate increased barriers and a new kind of educational journey.