#GivingTuesday Challenge Focuses on School Choice
By Krista Carney
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, its time for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 2nd! Each year, AFC Growth Fund participates in Giving Tuesday, a global day to focus on charitable giving and philanthropy heading in to the holiday season.
This year, AFC Growth Fund has an even bigger and bolder goal – supporting a specific cause in the school choice movement.
Donations this year will go directly towards defending the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program from a lawsuit that is threatening to block the program, which currently serves over 80,000 students. So far in 13 years, the program has given over 480,000 life-changing scholarships to students from low-income families. The tax credit program is a fixture in Florida’s education system and offers families the opportunity to send their child to a school that will suit their unique needs.
This lawsuit is bigger than just one program. The status quo of education is looking to block school choice programs nationwide, and strong support in Florida sends a clear message that parents want options and choice is the future of education.
Join AFC Growth Fund’s challenge next Tuesday, or contribute early to the cause!