Edco and National Step League Partnership Will Help STEP Teams Nationwide
New York, NY – November 2, 2018 – EdCo and the National Step League (NSL) have joined forces to provide STEP teams with technology that will help them raise much-needed funds to cover travel, competition fees, uniforms, etc. EdCo is designed to help them achieve their goals faster and easier than ever before.
Additionally, EdCo is working with NSL’s sister company, STEP in School Staffing, to help make after school programs more affordable and accessible for schools everywhere. STEP in Schools Staffing aligns the arts with both Common Core and after-school enrichment goals. Their services allow schools to offer programs they wouldn’t be able to offer otherwise. Without having to worry about staffing, schools can focus more on meeting their enrichment goals. EdCo will help make those services more affordable via fundraising capabilities.
“Coaches and students are busy enough throughout the school year and it can be a burden for them to put together a fundraiser, get everyone motivated to help and deal with all of the administration details on top of that,” explains Amy Zucchi, Head of Marketing Strategy at EdCo.
Using EdCo helps team to raise 3X more than with traditional fundraisers like product sales, car washes and auctions. It is the only K-12 focused platform that allows its users to raise together, as a team. “With EdCo, teams can set up a customized fundraising page for their campaign in minutes. They invite others to join the campaign and everyone is responsible for raising together,” adds Zucchi.
“We are excited about our partnership with EdCo and for our teams to have the opportunity to raise more much needed funds for the year. We believe in what EdCo does and think it will help our teams to fundraise more effectively,” Says Adam C. Barnes, Founding Executive Director, National Step League.
Edco is an online fundraising platform for K-12 schools, teams, and clubs with the goal of enabling sustainable fundraising year over year. We help faculty, students, and parents become passionate fundraising dynamos by making it fun and easy for them to attract and engage donors. Learn more at ed.co.
About National Step League
National Step League is a step competition program, comprised of over 400 step teams ranging from ages 9 to 21. Our competition series runs from January to June. It then progresses from State Level to the Regional Level, and to our Annual National Championship. As a structured sports league, consistent in scoring, metrics and awards, our goal is to not only create a competition platform. Instead, we focus on economic and academic enrichment opportunities through scholarships and job opportunities for young adults.
About STEP in School Staffing
STEP in School Staffing provides quality, certified instructors in various areas of the arts and college preparatory services. We provide instruction in the following disciplines: Step, Theater, Hip Hop, Djembe Drum, Drumline, College Readiness, Athletic Instructors, Day Care Professionals, Substitute Teachers, and Para-Professionals. Each discipline is supported by our academic curriculum which aligns the arts with both Common Core and after-school enrichment goals. This ensures that our instructors are versed in designing and implementing an effective learning environment that helps your school or program meet its strategic goals.
Amy Zucchi, Marketing & Strategy
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