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Teach It Forward

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Horace Mann is rallying a movement to recognize our nation’s educators, and we’d love for you to join us!  Similar to the good deed campaign, “Pay It Forward,” we’ll be thanking those who “TeachItForward” every day. 

To kick off the movement, we’ll be celebrating the spirit of #TeachItForward during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9) and National Teacher Day (May 6) with these activities: 

Horace Mann’s Teach It Forward Giveaway* – From May 5 - May 9, we’ll randomly select an educator each day to receive a gift valued at $500 – and as an extra special twist, that educator will select another educator to surprise with a gift valued at $500 as well. 

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Horace Mann’s Day of Donations – On May 6, we will flash fund $25,000 in projects at schools served by a Horace Mann agent (check your school's eligibility). will randomly select the projects to fund.  Only one project per teacher will be funded, up to $1,000.  Educators must have their projects posted to before May 5 to be eligible.  Then, follow the funding all day long on Twitter at #ThankYouTue!

“I Teach It Forward” featured educators – We’re featuring educators all week long who inspire their classrooms, challenge their students and battle adversity.  As these heroes #TeachItForward, we’ll share their stories on and Facebook.     

Students, parents and anyone who appreciates educators can join the #TeachItForward movement and thank a special educator in their life. 

Looking for ways you can give thanks during Teacher Appreciation Week – or anytime?  Check these out.  

Check back for more details and updates on the #TeachItForward movement.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.