Help bridge the achievement gap for children in low-income schools

"I smile when I see some of my biggest strugglers suddenly feel like they are the smartest ones in the school" — Tina Criste, teacher, grade 4

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"I smile when I see some of my biggest strugglers suddenly feel like they are the smartest ones in the school" — Tina Criste, teacher, grade 4

The Walking Classroom helps underachieving kids succeed in grade-level activities.

We are so thankful to our donors. Your generosity enables us to get Walking Classroom materials to the kids who benefit from the program the most—primarily low-income schools where students are performing below grade-level and struggling to keep up.

The Walking Classroom helps level the playing field for those kids, and 100% of individual donations goes to distributing free class sets to schools on our waiting list.

How does The Walking Classroom work?

(and more importantly, how is it helping bridge the achievement gap?)

Kids take a 20-minute walk as a class, while listening to the same fun, educational podcast. Afterward, they take part in deep discussions and quizzes to solidify learning and check comprehension.

  • Kids who struggle with reading are suddenly able to participate in the discussion (and excel!)
  • Kids who have trouble sitting still have an opportunity to burn off energy (while still learning!)
  • Kids with different learning styles now can absorb the material in a new way (that's also fun!)


Other ways to support The Walking Classroom

  • Donate with your donor-advised fund

  • Are you a North Carolina state employee? Choose The Walking Classroom (code 3903) for easy payroll donations. By pledging a small amount per month, you can make a significant impact on kids across the state.