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Pencils of Promise

Literacy Champion Spotlight



61 million children around the world are out of school. Non-profit Pencils of Promise (PoP) believes every child should have access to quality education. PoP creates schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.

This winter, PoP is partnering with Justin Bieber to launch their second annual Schools4All campaign, a movement of students for students. Just $25 educates a child in a Pencils of Promise school. Starting November 30 through January 31, every $25 a middle or high school raises is a lottery ticket entry for Justin Bieber to come visit. Any student can create or join their school’s fundraising team at Justin Bieber will visit the winning school and celebrate their commitment to education for all.

Hillary MCarthur was one of the 20,000 students that rallied around Schools4All last year. She raised $1,102 with the help of her friend. About the experience Hillary said, “We are two girls who go to school in a small town of 7000, but with your help, we can change the world!” With the support of students like Hillary, PoP was able to fund 12 new school builds through Schools4All in 2011.

Help to create global access to education and enter your school for a visit from Justin Bieber by signing up today at  Teachers can also visit to find out how to win a $1,000 gift certificate for a classroom makeover from Poppin.

(Photo Credit: Mike Lerner)

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