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Charity for Change receives $15,000 grant from Arthrex

Children holding up signage during Charity for Change event

Charity for Change received a $15,000 grant from Arthrex for improving the emotional well-being and academic performance of at-risk students through its learning program. With the $15,000 grant, Charity for Change will produce new educational videos which will be used as teaching tools for students in grade levels pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

The program uses various teaching tools to help students engage in their community through charity and learn about nine character traits including citizenship, perseverance, kindness, self-control, tolerance, responsibility, integrity, cooperation and respect.

“We are grateful for Arthrex and their generous support toward our program so children have the tools they need to overcome barriers to their learning and success in school,” said Karen Conley, founder and CEO for Charity for Change. “By supporting the mental wellness and emotional wellbeing of young learners, research has proven children improve academically as well as in their ability to manage emotions and develop healthy relationships.”

Through afterschool, summer and in-school settings, Charity for Change teaches life skills recognized by education experts: how to understand and manage emotions; set and achieve positive goals; feel and show empathy for others; establish and maintain positive relationships; and make responsible decisions.

For information on how to create change by supporting Charity for Change’s program, visit charityforchange.org.

About Charity for Change

Founded in 2008, Charity for Change exists to elevate young children to their highest potential by teaching the foundation of character and charitable habits through an academic curriculum, building resilience and self-efficacy in children. This sets them on a trajectory to thrive in school and later in life, creating a world filled

with empathy and compassion — free of hate, violence, bullying and division. The organization serves Pre-K to 5th grade students through its afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program has impacted 100,000 children, instilling character traits and raising $150,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and who will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical and self-reliant citizens. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.

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