Oct. 1 Launches Simon’s Employee Contribution Campaign and #poweroforange

By
the time you read this blog, a student will have dropped out of high school. Abused. Bullied. Homeless. Battling a
life-threatening disease. Working full-time to support their families. These
are just a few of the incredibly difficult life situations many students across
our nation face – and among the many reasons students drop out of high school.
Across the U.S., 8,300 students drop of out school every day. That’s 8,300 too many!
SYF believes that all youth, no matter
their personal circumstances, have the abilities to go anywhere that their
dreams lead them. And with the help of Simon Property Group (SPG), these dreams
will be achieved.

Throughout the month of October, SPG
employees show their dedication and commitment to the future success of SYF
through its Employee Contribution Campaign (ECC) to support Simon Youth
Foundation. Led by volunteer campaign chair David Contis, President of Simon
Malls, this year’s campaign goal is set at $450,000. This partnership and
significant fundraising campaign is vital to the future success of SYF.

At SYF, we
know the cost for one Simon Youth Academy student to graduate is $1,000. If SPG
reaches its goal of $450,000, that’s 450 students SYF and SPG will help
graduate. Each contributor to ECC ignites hope in at-risk students today and
for those who will need SYF in the future.
Every 29
seconds, a student drops out of high school. In those 29 seconds, you can make a world of difference to a student in need. By supporting
SYF, you can alter the course of a student’s life and help them stay in high
school.

The
Power of Orange (#poweroforange) is helping SYF continue its mission to help youth – who are at risk of
dropping out of high school – graduate, develop life skills, and pursue
post-secondary education and career paths.

The Simon Employee Association knows
the #poweroforange. They provided the first donation to ECC this year: $1,276 from a dunk tank at this year’s company
picnic. #poweroforange
Click here to learn how you
can experience #poweroforange 
Click here to meet Orange. 

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