Welcome ! Education Pays – Get Yours is a pilot social marketing campaign targeting youth in the Mt. Pleasant, Slavic Village and Central neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio. The campaign started in December 2008 and is moving into its' final phase. You may have seen Education Pays-Get Yours billboards, bus signs, radio and tv ads, posters distributed by our street teams, etc. As part of the final push at promoting the importance of education we have established web blogs for each neighborhood. These social networking tools will give residents an opportunity to discuss the campaign and the importance of getting an education.

Mark C. Batson
Executive Director
PolicyBridge, Inc.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Education Pays - Get Yours team had another great time supporting the Chet Mason Celebrity Basketball game at the Zelma George Recreation Center in Mt. Pleasant. Chet Mason is from the Mt. Pleasant area and plays professional basketball in Europe. Each year he sponsors a celebrity basketball game to support his community. The Education Pays - Get Yours team along with CoCo and the Z 107.9 hype team encouraged the crowd and participants keep the youth focused on education. As you know going back to school is right around the corner!Pictures will be posted on the website soon and watch for our interviews and halftime speeches on Village TV and City of Cleveland Television!Attendees could get in for free if they brought school supplies or canned goods. Everyone had a wonderful time and thanks go out to Garnett and Arlette the Zelma George Recreation Center Managers. Also, a special thanks goes to Kim Johnson, City of Cleveland Director of Parks and Recreation and Mayor Jackson for supporting Education Pays - Get Yours programs in City of Cleveland Recreation Centers throughout the summer.Next up for Mt. Pleasant is a formula for success writing workshop for kids 12-18 at the Zelma George Recreation Center on August 6th at 1:30pm.

1 comment:

BAH said...

Great Way to promote activities in the neighborhood.