Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Day 60: Tried To Help Others Leap!
Today is the day that makes this blog 366 Random Acts of Kindness rather than 365 Random Acts of Kindness. It is Leap Day. Like the Olympics, Presidential Elections and the White Sox making the playoffs, Leap Day only happens once every four years. Something else that happens once in four years? Graduating from high school. However, in inner city high schools across many major cities here in the United States, graduating in four years (or in many cases graduating at all) only happens around 50% of the time.
Since 1988, Leap Learning Systems has been providing high school students with the literacy and reading skills necessary to be able to graduate high school. Their programs help students within "at-risk" high schools gain the language and communication skills needed to succeed in college and/or the workforce. So today, for my random act of kindness, I am donating to Leap (which is a non-profit program) in order to help high school students make sure that, like leap day, graduation happens within a 4 year span.