Students getting involved in giving, Valley Visioning event

November 9, 2018

Students getting involved in giving

One Provo company that is working to give children opportunities to “pay it forward” is Imagine Learning. The educational technology company incorporates a charitable-giving component in their Imagine Math program. Students earn points when they complete math lessons and these points can be used toward upgrading student avatars, achieving class goals such as additional recess, or cash donations to charitable causes.

According to Sherri Walker with Imagine Learning, this fall alone, Imagine Math students have completed over 6.1 million math problems, earned millions of points on the math program, and made donations to help victims of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.

“It’s amazing how the students will regularly donate points toward local food banks, victims of natural disasters, or other meaningful causes,” said Lisa Wise, motivational manager for Imagine Learning and organizer of the charitable campaigns run by the instructional software company, in a press release. “We have multiple ongoing opportunities for Imagine Math students to donate their points to help others and time and time again, these students choose to give rather than personally benefit from their earned points.”

In honor of Veterans Day, Imagine Learning students will have the opportunity this month to donate their earned points toward a contribution to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, an organization that covers all secondary education expenses for children of fallen special operations soldiers.

During the second half of November, Imagine Learning will partner with No Kid Hungry, allowing students to donate their math points toward making sure other students have school breakfast, after-school, and summertime meals.

Valley Visioning event

Utah County is growing and business, education and civic leaders are invited to the Utah Valley Visioning event, hosted by the Association of Utah County Chambers.

The Chambers of Utah County and Envision Utah are reaching out to engage stakeholders in a process that will establish a vision and implementation plan to help Utah County grow in a way that results in something much greater than what might happen with everyone working separately. The Valley Visioning event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Utah Valley University Clarke Building in Orem.

This Valley Visioning event is part of an ongoing collaborative effort to identify key priorities for Utah County in the areas of housing, transportation, and education.

Parking is available on the fourth and fifth levels of the UVU parking garage. To attend the event, contact Stacy Bergener at sbergener@envisionutah.org.

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