Browns media advisory – Browns Get 2 School Network, CMSD, Arby’s Foundation make special announcement during Mound STEM School visit (12.9.19)
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*WHO: Cleveland Browns Foundation
*RB Kareem Hunt
Cleveland Browns players
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Mound STEM School students and faculty
Cleveland Browns mascot Chomps
*WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 10
WHERE: Mound STEM School
5935 Ackley Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44105
WHAT: As part of Browns Give Back’s commitment to education, the Cleveland Browns Foundation, Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Arby’s Foundation on Tuesday will make a special announcement during a “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network visit to CMSD’s Mound STEM School. During their time together, Browns players will join students for interactive classroom activities, an Arby’s lunch and a surprise ice cream social, in addition to emphasizing the importance of getting to school every day and congratulating individuals for their attendance achievements.
The Get 2 School Network school visit, complemented by Providence House’s Deck the House at FirstEnergy Stadium tomorrow night, highlights Day 3 of Browns Give Back’s 10 Days of Giving.
Through the “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network, the Browns and CMSD are encouraging students to get to school every day so that they can succeed in the classroom and prepare for the future. The Cleveland Browns Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and Harvard University’s Proving Ground make up the Get 2 School Network, and work hand in hand with districts across the state to raise awareness and remove barriers associated with students being chronically absent from school, defined as missing 10 percent of the school year for any reason.
Studies show that missing even two days a month (about 18 days in a school year) has a significant impact on a child’s learning, as well as their prospects of graduating from high school. The district and its partners, including the Browns, are working to increase awareness of students and parents about the importance of being in school every day and encouraging students to do so.
The Get 2 School Network is designed to connect its users to each other, state and national experts and high-quality attendance-focused campaign materials, strategies and evaluation tools made possible through its founding partners. The Get 2 School Network’s backbone is its website, Get2School.org, which is available to all Ohio schools and districts at no cost.
Throughout “10 Days of Giving,” spanning Dec. 8-17, Browns players, coaches and staff will host unique community events and make special contributions to various organizations during the holiday season as part of the team’s yearlong commitment to education, youth football and inspiring others through its signature First and Ten volunteer movement.
The extended week of community engagement, initially inspired by the Browns’ signature #give10 First and Ten volunteer movement, has expanded in recent years to fully encompass the team’s commitment to supporting school attendance in Ohio through the “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network and its yearlong efforts to enhance youth and high school football throughout the state.
Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team’s First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team’s community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as the franchise’s local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team’s website and by sharing their stories with #give10. For more information or to sign the pledge, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback..
About the Cleveland Browns and Browns Give Back:
The Browns Give Back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through the team’s signature First and Ten volunteer movement. For more information, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
Education – The Cleveland Browns are dedicated to improving the quality of education for students in Ohio by making investments that keep kids in school every day so they can succeed, highlighted by the “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network. The “Get 2 School” Network is a statewide initiative designed to promote the importance of school attendance and put an end to chronic absenteeism. The team engages local schools and promotes quality education by using attendance data and feedback from families to build a school-going culture, uncover and reduce common barriers to attendance and support engagement opportunities for students to thrive. To learn more, visit Get2School.org.
Youth Football – The Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Northeast Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns’ goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.
First and Ten – Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team’s community program, established to inspire fans to #give10 and help their communities by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as the franchise’s local community. To date, more than 2 million hours of volunteering have been pledged through First and Ten. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team’s website and by sharing their stories with #give10.
For more information about the Get 2 School Network, visit Get2School.org.
About the Arby’s Foundation:
The Arby’s Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Arby’s, helps America’s kids dream big and pursue their dreams with confidence. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed nearly $90 million to youth-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation is committed to helping kids fuel, expand and pursue their dreams by focusing on childhood hunger, youth leadership and career readiness initiatives.
*Time and personnel subject to change