Fuel My School 2017

Posted at 12:30 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 11:49:14-04

NEW YORK, N.Y.  Each year, school teachers in the US spend an average of $500 out­-of­-pocket on classroom supplies (Forbes).

PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is pleased to announce FUEL MY SCHOOL, a station initiative to help public school students “fuel their school” will be returning for a second year.

Through an essay contest, PIX11 will again make a financial donation to help an elementary school; a middle school and a high school achieve their academic goals through upgraded classroom supplies. This year, PIX11 has doubled the prize amount, $10K for the winning school and $1K for the runner-up in each category.

To enter, send an email with your name, address, phone number, school, and essay content to

Beginning October 3rd, elementary, middle school and high school students, teachers and parents from public schools in the 5 boros of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and all of New Jersey are invited to submit an essay explaining how their school makes a difference.

PIX11 will announce the winning school LIVE on the PIX11 Morning News and present the principal at each winning school with a $10,000 check to be used on school supplies or technology – the items they cannot afford and feel would make a difference in the lives of their students.

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