For the first time, the THINK Together after-school program was featured on Noticias Primera Edicion, the Spanish language morning news program broadcast by Univision's KMEX-TV Channel 34 in Los Angeles.
Reporter Claudia Botero visited with students, parents, staff and the school Principal at Walnut Elementary School in Baldwin Park to learn about the after-school program and the students' "Miles of Change" penny drive.
"Vince" a THINK Together volunteer at Hoover Elementary School's after-school program in Santa Ana, CA, created this terrific video posted on YouTube as a way of sharing his experiences with the world.
With their "Rising Up" video posted on YouTube, students and staff at Jersey Avenue Elementary School's THINK Together after-school program in are in the race for "Miles of Change." Jersey Elementary is located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
Congrats to THINK Together Site Coordinator Diana Phetxoumphou for this outstanding effort!
Kids at Jersey's after-school program have collected more than 120,923 pennies as part of a Southern California effort that has 200+ schools attempting to collect nearly 8.5 million pennies in all in order to create a chain of pennies 100 miles long and set a new World Record. The kids plan to have their feat reconized in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Ms. Phetxoumphou has collected another 29,077 pennies through online contributions and in all the school has collected more than 1.75 miles of pennies!
THINK Together is serious about helping kids achieve!
THINK Togetheris making a difference in the lives of more than 100,000 California students. The non-profit organization's trained staff, dedicated volunteers and generous donors are providing extended learning time programs (after-school, summer learning, small group tutoring, early literacy, etc.) and resources to help these kids, their families and their communities achieve. Our programs, generally free for at-risk students and low-income families, are predominately available at public school sites across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and now Sacramento Counties.