Win a FREE Kirk Franklin event in your hometown!

Want to bring Kirk Franklin and other amazing artists to your hometown for an event to shine a light on education inequality?

Take the Hope for Students pledge anytime between now and July 31, 2016 and you’ll automatically be entered in a contest to win a FREE opportunity attend an exclusive event with Kirk Franklin to rally people of faith to end educational inequality and celebrate local heroes who are making a difference for students. Pro-tip: Whatever zip code generates the most pledges wins! 

On September 10, 2016  Hope for Students will be hosting one special event featuring Kirk Franklin and other artists called ZIP CODE ≠ DESTINY. All movement makers (i.e. anyone who takes the Hope for Students pledge) within 50 miles of this special event will be given a free ticket to attend. Did we mention this event will be held in whatever city has the most pledge takers?

In other words, don’t just take the Hope for Students pledge yourself. Share it with your congregation! Win this together.

“Wait, what is the Hope for Students pledge?”

We’re glad you asked. At Hope for Students our vision is to grow a national movement of people of faith, people just like you, who will stand up and make few small commitments on behalf of students: 1) To pray for our nation’s students, especially for those who are being left behind; 2) To learn more about education inequality; and 3) To find ways to make a difference for students right in your own backyard. The Hope for Students movement is here to help guide you on this journey.

We promise we won’t bombard you with emails or ask you for money. That’s not what this is about. This is about giving everyone a place to start. You don’t need to understand everything, or have all the answers. You just need to make a commitment to understand more. Hope for Students is here to help you do that. It’s also about the power of standing up and being counted.

That’s what you’re doing by taking the Hope for Students pledge. You’re raising your hand. You’re shining a light.

So what are you waiting for? Recruit your friends, your small group (or even your whole congregation!) to increase your chances of bringing Kirk Franklin to your town. Take the Hope for Students Pledge to enter the contest. Official contest rules here.

Here’s the Hope for Students pledge:

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  • Jack

    Howdy! This article couldn’t be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my
    previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this.

    I most certainly will send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’s going to have a very good read.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Yvette Samuels

    I just watch The poet Reciting training ground. It was very powerful A lot of information important things to know about Students are absorbing in their minds.God’s children Need to be educated here on Earth. Prayer Is powerful And will get results. Life continues After the Bell We need to talk to our studentsAnd get them to open up. We can teach them better Where we know What they’re facing in life. Let them know We are here to teach But we are also here to help.

  • Racquel Woods

    What an awesome vision and movement. I believe that each child should be represented equally when it comes to receiving an education no matter where they are from or what their zip code is. I will be praying for the children and our nation, very glad to take the pledge.

  • ps foster chavula

    In the first place, I would like to say thank you for welcoming me a Malawian by Nationality.
    I seriously take it as Gods divine appointment.
    Im very much interested in this project because my background interms of education is that of education in equality gap , whereby I strggled to be an educated pastor of the church since my father abandoned me while I was just four years old.
    I strongly support this vision it should worldwide by Gods Grace.
    Currently, Im a pastor , holding an academic degree in Theology & Religious Studies..
    I promise to work with you if possible.
    Best Regards in Jesus Name
    Foster Chavula

  • CF Jara

    YHWH might bless you as well all your plans and visions, for the light of life be spread to confines of earth, in the name of Jesus.

  • Forrest Turpen

    This is a significant movement to reach into our students schools through Prayer…. It needs to be fortified by the Christian community and local Churches partnering with the school down the street. We can change the environment of most schools when we pray and reach out to the schools with Gods Love and truth. This outreach to our public schools is a 3 fold movement (PRAY, CARE AND SHARE)

  • Reply

    As a Pastor, I strongly support the God revealed vision of bridging the Gap of in equality in Education.
    Never forget me in all updates, just as you already do.
    Best Regards,
    Foster Chavula.

  • Carmen Pettie

    We don’t have Equity. If equality means giving everyone the same resources, equity means giving each student access to the resources they need to learn and thrive. Every student is different, they learn by different modalities. They need the right tools to bring them to the level playing field.
    This is the start of a powerful movement….

  • Rose

    Thank you for all you do. I took the pledge thirty years ago when God call me into youth ministry. Like Nehinma I’m rebuilding the walls of my village one mentor, one student at a time.
    Pray for us and Labour’s
    God bless

  • Harriet

    I would like to start a chapter here in detroit michigan. Someone getback to me vua email or fb moment to have facetime and talk

  • L

    Love it, I am a product of the public school system here in Chicago, and although I had a great Elementary experience , as the trajectory of the inner city started to change and shift , so did our schools and resources. High School was boring and lacked luster and in my opinion interest in minorities simply because the school I chose begin to integrate and racial fight would constantly be a factor . I seen working class communities be transformed to drug infested hubs , addiction to crack and heroin ruined the hopes and dreams of many young boys and girls . When we moved in the community the great white flight began and by that Time I was finishing High School, you can sense the tides changing ….Now those communities are almost war zones as many of its residents fight to keep a community afloat, meanwhile a crime is being commuted up the streets . So I feel we need HOPE and I would like to become a vehicle to help distribute it to the best of my knowledge!

  • Natalie

    This is pretty rad! I’m glad I can be a part of it!!

  • Ms Cheryl Thornton Wood

    Loving this! I willshare!All children are entitled to a fair start in their lives!Equality in education!🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓

  • Ms Cheryl Thornton Wood

    Loving this! I will share!All children are entitled to a fair start in their lives!Equality in education!🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓

  • Elizab

    I promise to share this with other members of my church, friends, family and coworkers. I pray that our children get a chance to learn the way God intended them to learn . I pray for our children of all culture. Praise God for people like Mr. Franklin who are making a difference In Our culture

  • Terrylin Hudson

    This make me so happy that we can come together and help our children they are falling so far behind in my city.

  • Erica R Williams

    My name is Erica R Williams and I recently founded a community benefit organization in my community to address inequality and inequity in north St Louis County, Missouri. (Ferguson and surrounding). A Red Circle, because all blood is red, exists to promote economic development through a racial equity lens. Quality education directly correlates to property values and community wellness. I love this initiative and definitely want to be a part. You can find us at

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