(NAPS)—Appropriate school wear helps children dress for academic success. Uniforms, spirit wear and clothes following dress codes can encourage a feeling of community spirit and promote school safety. Educators and parents find that following a dress code at school and at after-school events can make it easier to monitor who is a student—and who isn’t—and may aid in reducing peer pressure.
As a retailer for IZOD Approved School Wear and a popular shopping destination for back-to-school, JCPenney is committed to positive youth development by supporting after-school programs across the country.
From August 4 through 17, you can help increase after-school opportunities by rounding up your purchases to the nearest whole dollar. The entire difference will stay in the community to benefit a life-enriching after-school program that inspires kids to be smart, strong and socially responsible.