There are far too many reasons to list why we should support our public school systems, not just here in Chicago, but nationwide as well. Our mission is to support K-12 schools, teachers and administrators who are challenging the status quo by implementing technology-based learning models, and we need you help. If your company is seeking the best charities to donate to in Chicago or are looking for meaningful sponsorship opportunities, please take our foundation into serious consideration. There are plenty of excellent reasons why we should all do what we can to support our schools, and here are just a few of those reasons.

Public schools are the only schools that must meet the needs of every child, every student. Public schools cannot turn a child away and serve children with emotional, physical and other disabilities. They also serve those who show extreme promise and those who are truly gifted.

More than 95 percent of all the future jobs in America will require at least a high school education. There is just no question for the need for an educated workforce. And it all starts in the public school system.

Public schools foster understanding and interactions among people with various ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs and socioeconomic backgrounds. Public schools broaden our horizons and shape us for who we shall become.

But most important of all, our public education system is worthy of every investment it gets. It is important you do what you can to support our schools. We do, through help from people like you.