During filming of a CBS television special program, Long Beach graduate and REAL Change producer Liam Murphy visited Long Beach High School with Office Depot and Adopt-A-Classroom to donate $20,000 worth of school supplies, as well as provide teacher grants. Long Beach High School will be featured on a segment of the REAL Change program, which will air nationally CBS on April 23 at 7 p.m., together with notable musical artists such as Quincy Jones, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus who recognized teachers who have inspired them.
The REAL Change Artists for Education Project is a nationwide campaign focused on the importance of education in America to promote and to inspire people American to become involved in supporting education. The one-hour, prime time television network special, airing on CBS on April 23 will detail stories of students and their teachers, who will share the challenges and hardships they have faced and overcome in their lives. The story of Long Beach and its schools, students and teachers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will be part of that story. The special will also stream for a few weeks on the REAL Change website.
Through May 31, anyone wishing to be part of the REAL Change movement can visit www.officedepot.com/realchange to make a donation. Office Depot will match all donations made during this period. Every dollar donated will go directly to aid the adopted classroom. Many Long Beach teachers have registered their classes for direct donations.
• For a video clip of Long Beach High school, visit http://www.liverealchange.com/real-change-productions-cbs-ny-news-report/
• For the REAL Change web site, visit http://liverealchange.com/
• For the Office Depot matching grant web site, visit http://www.officedepot.com/a/promo/pages/realchange/