Here at Quizlet HQ, we’ve been focused on the busy back to school season — launching new products, engaging students and teachers, and getting excited about the months ahead. At the same time, we know there are hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who can’t go back to school as planned, due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Many school start dates have been pushed back, schools are still flooded and the catastrophe continues to unfold. It’s hard to know what to do when we’re so far away from what’s happening on the ground in the Gulf Coast. So we want to focus on empowering the people who do know what’s needed — the teachers who know first-hand what they need to support their classrooms and students.
Please join Quizlet in supporting the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund run by DonorsChoose.org, a fantastic nonprofit organization that funds teacher projects in need of support. Joining Quizlet to amplify our voice are friends in the learning technology space, including Duolingo, Khan Academy, Edmodo, Newsela, Remind, Seesaw and Socratic.
As teachers are still assessing damage to their schools and classrooms, DonorsChoose.org has set up a page to collect general donations to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Donations to the fund will be used to support projects for Gulf Coast teachers at schools damaged by the hurricane. In the aftermath of the storm, we know that it will take time for teachers to assess their needs and post a project on DonorsChoose.org. Once these educators post projects, DonorsChoose.org will allocate the recovery funds to those projects as quickly as possible.
Funds are tight for everyone and we certainly understand it can be tricky to find a few spare dollars to contribute. But if you have a little extra space in your budget to help out, we know that what we collectively contribute can have a huge impact.
If you’re outside of the Gulf Coast area, we hope that your first few days of school have been filled with reunions with friends, inspiring teachers and interesting classes. And if you’re in Southeastern Texas and not sure what school looks like for you this year, know that your community at Quizlet (and other education organizations we’re working with) are rooting for you — and funding projects to help you, your classmates and your teachers get back on their feet.