Today is Giving Tuesday, an annual event celebrated around the world on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving when nonprofits ask for support from the communities they are serving.
Founded in 2021, Spotlight Schools is the only newsroom dedicated to exclusively covering education in Orange County.
Here's a sampling of what Spotlight Schools covered in 2023:
- We tracked how the fire at a World War-II era blimp hangar disrupted school for thousands of local students;
- We reported on the spike in the number of hate incidents occurring at O.C. schools;
- We showed you how parents are gaining tools in the fight against fentanyl;
- We met female student-athletes making history in the inaugural season of high school flag football.
And don’t forget about the Spotlight Schools email newsletter which keeps you updated on essential education news happening in O.C.'s 28 public school districts, plus, fun stories like how a history teacher's "Gen Z" lessons went viral.
Your support today will ensure that Spotlight Schools can continue delivering high-quality journalism that helps you better navigate and participate in the TK-12 public school experience.
Our goal is to raise $1,000 this Giving Tuesday. Please consider supporting us with any amount you can. (Remember it's tax deductible.)
Your contribution helps us keep local news alive and thriving and accessible for all students, parents, and educators in Orange County.
Plus, if you donate at least $50 today, we will send you a Spotlight Schools t-shirt!
Donate $50 on Giving Tuesday and we'll send you a Spotlight Schools T-shirt!
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We understand not everyone can donate. But there are other ways you can support Spotlight Schools!
- Respond to our reader survey. (It only takes 5 minutes!)
- Follow us on Instagram.
- Sign up to receive our email newsletter and encourage your friends, co-workers, and family to do the same. Sign up HERE.
- Tell us about something happening at your school that you think we should cover. Email us at email@example.com.
Together we can inform and connect school communities across Orange County.
Thank you for reading and for your support!
Jeannette Andruss, Co-founder and Chief Editorial Officer of Spotlight Schools