Think Through Math students amaze us on a daily basis with their dedication, aptitude and desire to succeed in math. Yet, just when we think that they’ve done it all, THINK Nation students take their dedication even further – moving beyond math, and showing their strength, compassion and spirit of giving. Recent examples include:
- THINK nation students from across the United States pledged their support for victims of the Nepal Earthquake by donating their hard-earned THINK points to the fund, instead of using those points for building on-line avatars or other rewards. In just nine short days, this effort resulted in a donation of $10,000 to the American Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Fund. The American Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Fund was established to support the citizens of Nepal after a devastating earthquake crippled the country.
- When the community of Van, Texas was recently destroyed by an EF-3 tornado, Texas students using the Think Through Math system immediately began to take advantage of the opportunity to convert their THINK points into dollars for the fund. Think Through Math will donate up to $5,000 to the Red Cross fund on behalf of its student point conversions.
- In support of the Idaho Gives “Annual Day of Giving,” which took place on May 7th, Think Through Math students were given the opportunity to double their charity dollar donations. As a result students donated more than $1,000 to the Idaho Meth Project, which works to combat drug abuse. Think Through Math matched the student donations for a total donation of more than $2,000.
Think Through Math stablished its charitable points program to teach lessons that go beyond math and make it easy for students who want to give to charitable endeavors to do so. TTM’s charitable-giving program has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in annual donations to charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, World Wildlife Fund, No Kid Hungry, The Wounded Warrior Project and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The charitable component of TTM has been embraced by schools across the country, many of which are managing their own socioeconomic challenges.