Local group Motivate to Educate will take 60 high school seniors, twenty from three high schools, to a basketball game to see the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 28. These 60 students are being rewarded for their scholastic achievements. They have either attained excellent grades or have demonstrated significant improvement and are considered most improved. The teachers at each school will decide which students should be awarded this rare opportunity. The students will be accompanied by teachers, police officers and members of Motivate to Educate to ensure adequate number of chaperones.
“It is important for us as adults to provide opportunities to stimulate the children in the Title 1 schools to help them succeed,” says Tony Lewis, Founder of Motivate to Educate. By providing this opportunity to attend a professional basketball game the group is hoping it will be an incentive for other students to improve their grades.