GIVESMART currently partners with Lonsdale Elementary, a Priority Title I school in the GRIDSMART community. Lonsdale Elementary serves one of the poorest neighborhoods in Knoxville, Tennessee, with 97% of students receiving free lunch and 88% living below the poverty line. While this happens to be the students’ circumstance, GIVESMART believes it should not define their potential.
GIVESMART sponsors a monthly incentive program for students who exhibit good character to their peers and teachers. Every month, each class votes on a student representative of a chosen character trait, and those students are honored with a bag of treats and prizes and a plaque signifying their achievements.