The local public schools are the most important organization in your community. They help educate and shape the minds of all of the children in the area on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a lot of public schools in the country are unfunded and understaffed. This makes it difficult for teachers and other school employees to do their job properly. While there is no way for one person to correct this systemic issue, it is still possible to improve the schools. These are the three best ways to help your local schools.
Volunteer Your Time
Schools are always looking for volunteers to provide some extra help. These volunteers can be used at any time throughout the school year, so it should be relatively easy to find an opportunity that fits in your schedule. The exact activities that you perform will likely change on a daily basis. Adult volunteers are used to tutoring students, work school events, chaperone field trips, or work in the library. If you have expertise in a single field, then they will want to take advantage of this knowledge. The best way to start volunteering is by calling the school to see when they need some extra help.
Donate Some Items
If you are unable to donate your time, then you can always help out by donating supplies to the school. Teachers are often forced to stock their classroom with extra supplies because of the lack of funding provided by the school district. This can put a big burden on the teachers that are working on a limited salary. No kid should have their learning hindered just because the school lacked the necessary supplies. Make sure to call the school before making the donation. They will be able to let you know what items they need the most.
Organize a Fundraising Event
Fundraising events are a great way to earn a lot of money for the school. This money can be used to purchase new books, computers or send the kids on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Luckily, there are a number of ways to quickly and easily raise a lot of money. Some of the most popular school fundraising events are car washes, bake sales, silent auctions, and selling special t-shirts.
About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Private Investor, Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist in Orange County, California. He is the Managing Partner of Vanetik International, LLC, a management consulting firm which offers advisory services and strategic planning to businesses and industries. He is also the Managing Partner of Dominion Asset Management, a technology-driven opportunity real estate fund that invests in undervalued real estate throughout the United States. Yuri Vanetik brings over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of roles, and has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business Journal, and Forbes.