Ms. Tyson alongside the top-earning class!
PS 305 Dr. Peter Ray
Jeannette Tyson is the SAPIS Counselor and Penny Harvest Coach at this small school in Brooklyn. What makes her story even more amazing is that despite it being her first year as a coach, she managed to have a fruitful harvest in a matter of a couple of weeks. At first Ms. Tyson was confronted wi[...]
A team of student leaders, known as the Philanthropy Roundtable, spends the winter debating community needs, investigating organizations, and deciding democratically how to best allocate their school’s collection. Throughout the spring, Roundtables leverage their philanthropic dollars to promote student volunteering in their neighborhood, as well as quality servi[...]
Twenty-five years ago, when Teddy Gross went to pick up his 4-year-old daughter, Nora, from the apartment next door, his neighbor retrieved Mr. Gross’s keys from a jar jammed with unfilled penny wrappers. Mr. Gross, who was working on a children’s story about a young bear and a coin collection, had an epiphany. He organized Common Cents.
Now Nora is studying in [...]
There are currently more than 500 NYC Schools
participating in the 2014-15 Penny Harvest.
Penny Harvest Facts
• Over $10.5 million collected by children
• 25,000+ Grants made by children
• 47 million hours of community service
• Over 3,000 organizations supported by Penny Harvest students.
• 23 years of Penny Harvest NYC youth uniting and improving their communities