Our Penny War has begun! This year we are working toward updating sound systems in classrooms that need them. Why do classrooms need sound systems? Until children are about 13 years old, the brain structures needed to help them effectively listen in less-than-ideal conditions aren't fully developed — with some aspects not maturing until the end of high school.
But there's more. Unlike adults, young students have immature language skills and lack the vocabulary needed to expertly fill in the blanks when they miss a new word or word ending. Children are surprisingly poor at using context to reconstruct what their ears have missed — a task that adults perform easily and unconsciously. Having a working sound system benefits children in the classroom.
Please help support our fundraising efforts by sending in your pennies, nickels, dimes...we take them all!