Published November 22, 2021 by Kim Burdett

3 Reasons to Support the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on #GivingTuesday

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Tuesday, Nov. 30, is #GivingTuesday, and the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is here for the party.

Why?

Because we're on a mission to empower communities to create magical math moments.

But we need YOUR help to accomplish this mission.

What is #GivingTuesday?

It's a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 9 years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Learn more about #GivingTuesday.

3 Reasons to Support JRMF on #GivingTuesday

1. Minimize the COVID Learning Gap

Because of the disruptions in education by COVID-19, students, on average, could be behind by up to nine months in math, for example. For students of color, it increased to 12 months (McKinsey & Company).

Supporting JRMF helps us reach more students during this unprecedented time.

2. Community is More Important than Ever

Lockdown measures and remote learning have made it harder to meet and connect with others, so feelings of isolation and loneliness are on the rise. Those feelings have a negative effect on health.

A math festival — whether in person or online — celebrates collaboration and community.

3. Fuel Talent in the STEM Fields

The STEM gender and minority gap starts early, and employers lose potential talent because young girls and minorities aren't encouraged to engage in technological activities.

But a collaborative atmosphere for problem-solving -- like a math festival -- has been proven to engage more girls and minorities in STEM curricula than competition.

To Sum Up

#GivingTuesday is all about doing good in the world. A gift to the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Nov. 30, 2021 will help us inspire joy with math.

Together, we can minimize the COVID learning gap, reinstate the power of community, and fuel talent in the STEM field.

Help us make more magic math moments. Donate now at jrmf.org/donate.

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Kim Burdett leads marketing and fundraising for the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF). An Ohio native, she loves the Buckeyes and cheese coneys. She is passionate about education and creative thinking, and enjoys puzzles, podcasts, pitbulls and Pi Day.

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