Pilot concept lands in RFThe Web-based organization Go Kids Day presented a $3,000 check the morning of Jan. 25 to the River Falls schools and their respective parent-teacher organizations at the River Falls School District office.
The Web-based organization Go Kids Day presented a $3,000 check the morning of Jan. 25 to the River Falls schools and their respective parent-teacher organizations at the River Falls School District office.
Front row left to right: Go Kids Day Business Representative Mary Waters, Go Kids Day Graphic Assistant Emily Higgins, River Falls Go Kids Day Community Advocate Joleen Larson, Greenwood and Montessori Elementary Principal Nate Schurman, Westside Elementary Principal Rita Humbert and Director of Personnel Donna Hill. Back row left to right: Go Kids Day member, Wireless World/Verizon Manager and RF Chamber Board President Jeff Schwab; Director of Student Services Jackie Steinhoff; Technology Supervisor Brian Dado; Superintendent Tom Westerhaus; High School Principal Elaine Baumann; Director of Finance and Facilities Chad Smurawa; Rocky Branch Elementary Principal Chuck Eaton; Meyer Middle School Dean of Students Rick Cleary; High School Assistant Principal Rollie Hall; Meyer Middle School Principal Mark Chapin; and Director of Academic Services Mike Johnson.
Hudson-based entrepreneur and economics ‘guru’ Bill Veeneman developed the Go Kids Day concept and piloted it in River Falls, Hudson and White Bear Lake in October. Veeneman aims to create tools for small businesses to compete online while helping build a vibrant local economy and plans to take the concept nationwide.
The concept is that local businesses pay to advertise on the site, and people can go there to get more information about a business, print coupons and build a preferred list of activities. The organization then donates a percentage back to that community’s schools.
Learn more at www.gokidsday.com