DALLAS, Nov. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Sopris Learning™, provider of evidence-based preK–12 instructional solutions and professional services, today announced that approximately $2,500 worth of much-needed school supplies were donated to students in Dallas, Texas.
On October 16, 2015, employees of Voyager Sopris teamed up with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) to assemble 100 backpacks, filling each with 20 new school supply items. All backpacks were donated to students in the Homeless Education Programs (HEP) of Dallas Independent School District.
This is the second time Voyager Sopris has organized a backpack build with employees and KINF. On September 18, 2015, Voyager Sopris donated the same amount of backpacks and supplies to the Denver Public Schools Educational Outreach Program.
“When a kid has lost everything, giving them anything they can call their own—a pencil, a backpack, a blanket—will improve their outlook on life immeasurably,” said Mark Pierce, program manager of the Homeless Education Program for Dallas Independent School District. “We are extremely thankful for the donation and support from Voyager Sopris Learning and the Kids In Need Foundation.”
“Our relationship with the Kids In Need Foundation continues to grow year after year,” said Jeffrey A. Elliott, president of Voyager Sopris Learning. “Doing these backpack builds is just another way we can help students succeed in the classroom and show our support for the community.”
About the Kids In Need Foundation
The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. Kids In Need has distributed more than $700 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually. Kids In Need is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. For more information, visit http://www.kinf.org. Join Kids In Need Foundation on Twitter at twitter.com/kidsinneed and Facebook at facebook.com/kidsinneed.
About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning™ is committed to partnering with school districts to meet and surpass their goals for student achievement. The suite of instructional and service solutions we provide is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. They are innovative, both in overall instructional approach and in the strategic use of technology in blended and 100 percent online solutions, and they are supported by an unparalleled commitment to build local capacity for sustained success. With a comprehensive suite of instructional resources, we provide assessments, professional development and school improvement services, literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.voyagersopris.com.
Source:Cambium Learning Group, Inc.