#BestSchoolDay was a truly monumental display of support for students, teachers, and education. Donors from across the country, including 9-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, gave more than $15 million which fully funded over 15,500 classroom projects.
Anthony’s impact was felt across West Baltimore, the city where he was raised. Anthony’s generous donations didn’t just make a financial impact, but also an educational one, making a true difference in the lives of students and teachers.
Carmelo’s impact in classrooms in West Baltimore included:
– 54 fully funded projects
– 42 schools received funding
– 50 teachers had a project funded
The true victories of the day were in classrooms, where the effects of #BestSchoolDay will be multiplied exponentially when the materials Anthony funded arrive in classrooms, are unpacked, and are put to use in the hands of students.
Here are a couple extra-special classroom projects that will become a reality, thanks to his generosity:
Ladies Redstorm Basketball – Ms. Grier, Edmondson High School
Coach Grier requested a camcorder so her team can tape their games, make highlight tapes to assist in the college recruitment process, and film practice sessions. She hopes that more footage will mean better college submission packets – and possibly more scholarships and chances to be seen by college teams.
EcoSTEM Kits for Enriching My Class – Mrs. Chrystal, Francis Scott Key Elementary School
Mrs. Chrystal requested 3 EcoSTEM kits so her students study electricity and water firsthand. These kits will provide hands-on learning experiences that will be richer and more engaging for her class.
Many took to Twitter to show their gratitude for Carmelo Anthony and his work in improving the education experience in Baltimore.
— Suzanne Remeikis (@msremeikis) March 10, 2016
— COACHKPG⚪️❤️ (@KatrinaGrier) March 10, 2016
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