Press release from Fort Wayne Community Schools:
Support Study Connection through Magical Day of Giving
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 the Jefferson Pointe website.
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.
About Fort Wayne Community Schools
With nearly 32,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is Indiana’s second-largest school district. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 53 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 fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level as well as the prestigious International Baccalaureate program for high school students.