DALLAS — Just in time for the 2011–2012 school year, Kleenex brand facial tissues is committing $500,000 to help fund an important component of children''s education: School field trips, according to a press release.
Field trips offer experiential learning in real-world settings, and they have always been a favorite school activity for kids who like to stay on the go, the release stated.
According to the release, one in four schools in the U.S. is being forced to cut or even eliminate field trips due to budget cuts, according to a 2009 survey conducted by the American Association of School Administrators.
To help fill the gap, the Kleenex brand is committing half a million dollars to help schools across America keep field trips as a part of the educational curriculum, the release noted.
"Field trips provide a hands-on experience that engage students and get them interested in subjects that they might not otherwise be interested in," said Craig Smith, Kleenex brand director.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help uphold this valued learning tradition," Smith added.
The Kleenex brand Back to School Sweepstakes will grant 100 schools a $5,000 award to be used toward field trips during the 2011–2012 school year, the release concluded.
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