Updated November 2018
Support the need for every child to receive an equal education during American Education Week.
The National Education Association began educational programs in 1919 by taking the opportunity to help the 25% of WWI draftees that were illiterate. It wasn’t until November 4-10, 1921, that the first American Education Week (AEW) occurred. The National Education Association grew a partnership with the American Legion and then one year later, the U.S. Office of Education.
Today, American Education Week is a staple for celebrating public education and honoring those who play strong roles in the lives of children, whether it be parents, guardians, teachers, or anyone else. AEW always takes place every November during the week prior to Thanksgiving and provides a perfect opportunity for supporting schools. Mid-November is usually when most people begin to think about the upcoming holidays and what better way to get into the giving spirit by donating to a local school?
If you’d like to support education, you or your business could sponsor a local event for American Education Week! The NEA has made several resources available on their website to make it easier to plan an event complete with printouts, activity ideas, and tips for promoting the event. Just get in touch with staff at the school to see what can be done. If you’d like to make the event extra special for students, order promotional products like school spirit items. Show your support with wristbands, hats, or custom bags that can be filled with all sorts of goodies for kids.
Another great type of promotional product for supporting American Education Week is school supplies. Every year, teachers are spending more of their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Helping them out with something like promotional pencils, promotional notebooks, and other custom school supplies would go a long way. Let everyone know that you care about American Education Week with promotional education-related products and look no further than ePromos for your business’ promotional product needs! Call us today!
For some other great promotional opportunities, check out our promotional calendar.