Schools can win $5,000 for field trips

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Help your school receive $5,000 to use towards field trips just by “liking” Kleenex brand at www.Facebook.com/Kleenex.

More and more, schools are facing budget cuts that result in the loss of important in-school and after school programs. Among others, music and art education are some of programs facing elimination, but there is another aspect of education that is becoming more infrequent as well – field trips.

According to the Lemelson-MIT Invention Index, hands-on activities outside the classroom, such as field trips, are one of the most effective ways to engage youth ages 12 through 17. But because of state-wide budget cuts, many schools have reduced, and in some cases, even eliminated school field trips.

This back-to-school season, Kleenex brand is committed to helping schools keep field trips as part of the curriculum by awarding 100 schools $5,000 each during the 2011-2012 school year. Awards will be given to the top 100 schools that finish with the most votes.

Now through September 14, students and their families and friends can visit www.Facebook.com/Kleenex  to vote for the school of their choice and save the field trips. Click the “Like” button to get started and you are on your way to awarding your school a year’s worth of field trips!

All accredited Kindergarten through Grade 12 Schools (public or private) are eligible.  And after you’ve nominated your school, check out Kleenex brand’s new line of on-the-go packs with Sneeze Shield.  Make it easy for kids on the go, anywhere, anytime, keep their sneezes to themselves.

 

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