Ysleta ISD Building – Photo Courtesy of YISD
Yash Anand, a fifth-grade student at Vista Hills Elementary School at YISD, was named the nation’s top donor to the American Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund by Imagine Math, an online supplemental math platform.
Imagine Math, a digital curriculum that teaches math skills from pre-K through eighth grade, allows students to earn THINK points on its platform for solving math problems – students can then redeem their THINK points to purchase items for their avatar, or donate to a charity or their classroom goal.
In total, Anand earned a whopping 1.6 million THINK points, which translated into a $40.25 donation to the Tornado Relief Fund – the largest donation by any student in the Imagine Math program.
“I wanted to be the No. 1 on the leaderboard in the state of Texas, so I had to do a lot of lessons – and that’s how I racked up the points,” said Anand. “I knew that giving is always better than receiving, and that’s why I decided to donate to the Red Cross.
“It makes me very proud that I can be of some help to the people in need,” Anand added.
Anand’s donation was a part of Imagine Learning’s charitable giving program, which has raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities since its inception.
Imagine Math is a subset of Imagine Learning, the largest digital curriculum provider to K-12 schools in the United States. It is designed to help students learn essential math skills, explain their thinking, and apply their learning inside and outside the classroom.
Imagine Learning, which serves more than 10 million students and partners with more than 7,500 school districts nationwide, includes the flagship brands Imagine Edgenuity; Imagine Learning; and LearnZillion, StudySync, and Twig Education, providers of digital-first core curriculum.