Watauga Democrat Newspapers In Education NIE Representative

Newspapers In Education Help Our Schools
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Newspapers In Education

Newspapers in Education is a program that helps fight one of the fastest growing problems facing every community in the United States today...ILLITERACY. There are over 23 million American adults that are functionally illiterate and over 40% of fourth graders cannot read. It might be easy to point the finger at our school, teachers, or the children themselves, but when you consider the video-filled, fast-paced, information superhighway of today's society, it is easy to see how children and teens have strayed away from the basics.

This is where Newspapers in Education (NIE) comes in! There are few teaching tools as powerful as the newspaper. A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that students in schools with at least some NIE programs did better on standardized reading tests than those schools without NIE programs. Newspapers get students into the reading habit, bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world. It has been proven that students are more motivated to learn when their school work reflects their own experiences and concerns. All children do not have the same resources. Many times the only exposure to the newspaper they receive is in the classroom.

Your business has the opportunity to take an active role in bringing illiteracy rates down, gain exposure for your business, and help today's children for tomorrow's challenges! There are many teachers in your area requesting newspapers for their classrooms. In order to provide this opportunity for teachers and students, we need your partnership with our NIE program.

How to partner with our NIE program.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

$1,000.00 will sponsor approximately 280 papers per week, which will serve approximately 11 classes per week for the entire school year.

As a Platinum Sponsor, you will receive:
  • NIE DESK PLAQUE
  • 9 - 2 X 5 "Thank you" acknowledgements that will appear in The Watauga Democrat during the course of the school year with your business information and logo.
  • 9 - Full page acknowledgements with business logo plus a link to your website from nie.xtn.net.

GOLD SPONSORS

$800.00 will sponsor approximately 222 papers per week, which will serve approximately 9 classes per week for the entire school year.

As a Gold Sponsor, you will receive:
  • NIE PLAQUE
  • 9 - 2 X 3.5 "Thank you" acknowledgements that will appear in The Watauga Democrat during the course of the school year with your business information and logo.
  • 9 - Full page acknowledgements with business logo plus a link to your website from nie.xtn.net.

SILVER SPONSORS

$500.00 will sponsor approximately 140 papers per week, which will serve approximately 6 classes per week for the entire school year.

As a Silver Sponsor, you will receive:
  • NIE PLAQUE
  • 9 - 2 X 2 "Thank you" acknowledgements that will appear in The Watauga Democrat during the course of the school year with your business information and logo.
  • 9 - Full page acknowledgements with business logo.

BRONZE SPONSORS

$250.00 will sponsor approximately 70 papers per week, which will serve approximately 3 classes per week for the entire school year.

As a Bronze Sponsor, you will receive:
  • NIE CERTIFICATE
  • 9 - Full page acknowledgements with business logo.

Each level will also receive Thank You Notes from students that will benefit from the NIE program.
Each level will receive a one-time sponsor photo in The The Watauga Democrat.

How to be a sponsor.

Contact our NIE Coordinator/Circulation Manager Tim Robinson, by email at tim@mountaintimes.com or by phone at 828-773-7968 to become a sponsor today.

or

Contact our NIE Coordinator, Pat Helms, by email at pat.helms@dailypostathenian.com or by phone at 423-252-1240 to become a sponsor today.

Watauga Democrat Sponsor Agreement

SPONSORS

PLATINUM - $1000:

 

GOLD - $800:

SILVER - $500:

BRONZE - $250:

NIE Special Project Sponsors: