Fun Fact: American citizens celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776). The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes. July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence. In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved.
Every year during our 4th of July fireworks fundraiser #TeamDBP members and volunteers, come together to raise money for youth in need of educational resources. All proceeds raised during this period goes towards our backpack distributions, scholarships for graduating high school students seeking higher education, and classroom sponsorships that benefits public school teachers. It’s safe to say that operating our 4th of July fireworks stand is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we appreciate the support from our community during such an eventful time.
Every human being needs oxygen to survive in the world. We believe education is as important as this because education gives people the knowledge and skills they require to succeed in and out of the classroom. Education is important to people of all ages and it has no limit. Children require education in order for them to learn how to speak and to write. Over time, the reasoning and understanding of why it is important to attain an education can be lost or misunderstood. Often times it can be the lack of guidance and resources that prevents young people from excelling in the classroom.
It’s true that not every student experiences this, but it doesn’t mean that there is not a need. Thousands of school children lack basic educational resources to succeed in the classroom. In fact, in regards to higher education, student loan debt is at an all-time high. We have public school teachers providing their own classroom supplies out of pocket. Young people who dreamed of going to college are second guessing it due to costs among other things.
Education is something that can never be taken away from us, however, a quality education it’s something that is becoming more and more difficult to attain.