The Red Backpack Fund Selects Platypus Media as a Grant Recipient
October 30, 2020
Platypus Media has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation.
Thousands of business owners and nonprofit founders from across the United States and its territories applied to receive a grant from The Red Backpack Fund to combat economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Platypus Media was selected for the grant based on its outstanding application, its urgent need for COVID-19 relief, and its demonstrated capacity to overcome COVID-19 setbacks.
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Each child is born with the same capacity to learn as the next, however not every child lives up to this potential. Can we tackle this ever-widening gap at the beginning of a child’s life? We can by focusing on the word gap, the differential in the number of words children in different socio-economic groups hear in the first 1000 days; which equals over 30 million words a year. This talk explored not only different ways healthcare professionals can help families overcome the word gap, but also demonstrated the very real connection between the word gap and the breastfeeding gap.
Parents interested in raising global citizens, who want to prepare their children for an increasingly global job market, and who value multilingualism, are committed to raising kids who speak more than one language—and they are doing their kids a favor! Experts agree that early exposure to multiple languages has tremendous advantages. Having a solid foundation before kids enter grade school is the best way to learn a language and retain it.