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Monday, February 4, 2013

Box Tops for Education Town Hall on BET.com











photo credit: General Mills

Do you see the illustrious group of individuals above? They include: Tommy Hillman of General Mills, Dr. Tatum President of Spelman College (my alma mater), Chili of TLC, Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker,  and Jeff Johnson.   They all participated in the Box Tops for Education Town Hall meeting held at Spelman College on January 24th. It was a lovely evening! The event was sponsored by Honey Nut Cheerios and Walmart and filled with great information regarding the Box Tops for Education program.

The event was hosted by Jeff Johnson of Politic365.com (who by the way was the best moderator I have ever seen) and and my friends Box Tops blogger spokespeople Lamar and Ronnie of Black and Married with Kids.  asked questions that were posed by people following the conversation on twitter. 
photo credit: General Mills

The conversation was lively, informative and entertaining and as a Box Tops blogger I was honored to be in the audience. Although the Town Hall has passed, you have the opportunity to see the entire event from start to finish on BET.com

If you are not familiar with the program, Box Tops for Education was designed to help combat some of the budget challenges many of our nation's schools are facing by creating an easy way for community members to support schools without having to spend extra money. Simply by purchasing products with BoxTops and sending them in to school you can help your school earn money! Since 1996, schools nationwide have earned more than $525 million through the Box Tops program and $47 million since March 2012! Schools can earn up to $20,000 a year from this program - so get to clipping!

In addition to watching the Town Hall, Box Tops for Education and the National Urban league have partnered to support parental engagement in their child's educational journey with the Educational Success Toolkit, which is filled with resources and is available at http://btfe.com/townhall.

I encourage you to watch the Box Tops for Education Town Hall, download the toolkit and of course participate in the Box Tops program - free money for education! Who doesn't love that?



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