A group of teachers in Boone, Iowa, led the community to band together to help less fortunate students. Would you like to do the same in your community? Here are some tips.

Learn more about how Boone’s teacher leaders provided for less fortunate students in “Grassroots Philanthropy on the Prairie.”

Provide information about local poverty. Boone’s teacher leaders would not have known the extent of student poverty and need in their district if they had not been part of a seminar that provided that information, including some specific examples. High school English teacher Ann Haugland says that several educators from other districts have told her that they admire the Hope Foundation’s work, but that they don’t have students with such needs in their district. That assumption probably isn’t accurate. But, without data from their own districts, they hold firm in their assumption.

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