Did you know that the Dallas Independent School District was reported to have one of the highest dropout rates of any urban school district in the US? One of the reasons this rate is so high is because students are missing too much school.
Old Navy kicked off an initiative to boost attendance by creating an attendance pledge. On Saturday, August 28th at the Town East Mall in Mesquite, TX Old Navy location the doors opened early for students to get free back-to-school clothes in exchange for signing the attendance pledge. Old Navy awarded shopping sprees to 200 lucky students picked by a random lottery draw! The event included brief remarks to the students from the ‘drop out guru’, Rene Martinez, on the importance of education and attendance.
In addition to the past shopping spree, Old Navy will open this shopping experience up to all students at the five participating local Dallas schools to be rewarded with gift cards if they receive perfect attendance at the end of the school year.
Participating Dallas Independent School District Schools:
- Zumwalt Elementary
How will you make sure your child is attending class every day this school year?
Leave a comment with your answer and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $50 Old Navy Gift Card.
Additional Entries: (one entry per comment)
*Giveaway is open to all U.S. Residents 18+ Entries will be accepted until Sunday, October 31st at midnight CST. Any and all comments after that time will not be counted towards giveaway entries. Reader must leave a method of contact within comment and must respond within 48 hours of contact, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Random.org will be used to select a random winner from comments on this post
Full Disclosure: Old Navy is sending me a $50 Gift Card as well as a thank you for helping promote their School Attendance Initiative