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Tuesday, August 3, 2021   /   by Barbara Oleska

Red Apple Supplies

Did you know 1 out of 5 children live below poverty in Palm Beach County? THAT’S 40,000 KIDS who are going to go back to school in two weeks and they don’t have pencils, pens, paper, backpacks and glue sticks and all the things that every other kid does. 
You can text BACKPACKSPBC to 41444. This is their mobile cause platform and you can make a donation to support the children who are in need of school supplies.
Why is 3rd grade reading so important? The state of Texas determines how many prisons they’re going to build based on 3rd grade reading scores. In 2009, Northeastern University did a study and a child reading below grade level  at 3rd grade, is 4x more likely to drop out of school.  If they’re in poverty, it’s 6x. A child who drops out of school is 69x more likely to be incarcerated  than a child who finishes. 
In 2015-2016, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach launched Red Apple ...

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