No one disputes the value of an education at any level, but while we tout the benefits of staying in school, finishing high school and pursuing a college degree, we may overlook the fact that there many (too many) children in the U.S. just trying to get through each day with enough food to survive.
1 in 5 American children don’t have enough food to eat today. And, in some areas of the most poverty-stricken regions of U.S. Appalachia, that number is 1 in 4. [MonkeyDoProject.org]
We need to feed children before they can read, let alone learn and get headed on the path to college.
One woman trying to do something about child hunger is Jacqueline Wilson, founder of The Monkey Do Project.
Smart College Visit is honored to have Jacqueline join us this Wednesday for #CampusChat.
About Monkey Do Project
The Monkey Do Project is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit that focuses on the most distressed areas of the U.S. Appalachia. The government defines those areas as the poorest regions in our entire country.
Working as an outreach organization, the Monkey Do Project partners up with businesses, groups, churches, organizations and other non-profits to feed and assist the people of Appalachia.
Inspired by the concept of “monkey see/monkey do” Jacqueline hoped that the Monkey Do Project would set an example for others to follow to end hunger for Appalachian children.
Monkey See – Monkey Do with us on #CampusChat
We want to help and we’d like you to join us Wednesday night at 9PM, Eastern, to learn and share information about fighting hunger in Appalachia and find out how you can help, too.
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When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
9PM Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific
Where: Twitter, using hashtag #CampusChat
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