To celebrate this August 26 (aka 8/26, aka 826 Day), we’re creating a special fund called — punnily enough — Ate 2 6. (Thanks to Nick Mitchell for providing the graphic!)
The Ate 2 6 fund will support 826michigan’s programs in a very important way by helping us provide healthy snacks to students who visit us for after-school tutoring at our Ann Arbor location.
Our Ann Arbor after-school tutoring program runs Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm, each week that Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. It serves approximately thirty students aged 8-18 every day with free homework help in all (that’s right, ALL) subjects. Students are matched with caring volunteer tutors who provide one-on-one attention, helping students develop the study skills needed to succeed in school and in life. This photo story from the Michigan Daily sums up the feeling of tutoring (it’s a good one).
In the 2012-2013 school year, we introduced a snack program featuring healthy, well-balanced food choices. (Volunteer Andrea Melkus, a Registered Dietician, helped us develop our snack calendar.) We noticed that students’ productivity and ability to focus increased substantially when they had a snack available to them — and it only makes sense! A young person’s day in school can be very long, and students’ brains are already well-worked by the time they arrive for tutoring at 3:30pm.
Please help us continue providing healthy snacks to these studious young people in the 2013-2014 school year. A donation of $10 to the Ate 2 6 fund will fully cover snack for one day of tutoring; $40 will sponsor one week. 826michigan is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and all contributions to us are tax-deductible. Click here to donate to Ate 2 6.