|A Newport Centre customer poses for a photo|
after making a Simon shopping bag purchase
Our SYF education-services team estimates that it takes $1,000 to support one Simon Youth Academy student through his or her graduation day. In this context, the shoppers at Newport Centre, through their support of the shopping bag sales program, have made sure that over the last year two students didn't fall through the cracks to become drop-out statistics, students like Deneal Yazzie, a homeless senior student at our Simon Youth Academy in Phoenix, Ariz., and Olga Courtney, a recent graduate from our Simon Youth Academy in Youngstown, Ohio.
Newport Centre's Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development may put it best when she describes the bag-sale fundraiser.
"Every dollar counts, and it makes a difference if we can touch the life of just one student," Jill Daniel says. "Newport Centre is proud of our customers and our community for buying Simon shopping bags to support at-risk youth."
The Simon shopping bag sales are ongoing at Newport Centre and many other Simon Malls nationwide.