RAWK is excited to announce that we are offering all of our programs at no cost to students! Up until this point we have offered all of our programs on a pay-what-you-can basis. As we continue looking for ways to grow and build access and equity within our community, making this step makes a lot of sense for us as an organization. We celebrate diverse voices of the youth in our community, and are honored to provide spaces to cultivate growth for the youth we serve within our programming. As an organization that strives to provide opportunities for youth to read and write in fun and innovative ways, we want to be able to give all of our youth the opportunity to learn and grow with us.
We are grateful to PFC's Change for Change Program for kicking off this initiative with us this summer. The People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo Change for Change Program gives all customers the option to round your bill to the nearest dollar every time you shop. You can even tell the cashier the amount you'd like to donate when you check out.
All of the money raised goes towards one outstanding organization at a time. Recipients in the past have been Loaves & Fishes, YWCA, Freedom Schools, Project X, and Fire. The PFC's Change for Change Program has raised up to almost $12,000 total so far this year! For the month of August, RAWK has graciously been selected to be PFC's Change for Change recipient. You can support RAWK this month by shopping at PFC Grocery & Deli. Turn your change into free literacy programming by rounding up your bill to the nearest dollar with every visit to our local Co-op — let's work together to help our youth RAWK for free!
We are grateful for a supportive, generous community. Please consider investing in RAWK On! youth RAWK free, ensuring all young voices are celebrated and amplified in our community.