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Raise a Hand for Change in Education With a Night of Interactive Experiences and Silent Auctions

Written By: Adriana Chavez
Photography Provided By: Think Together Think Together’s 2019 Raise a Hand Event

All the Deets

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where: [AV] Irvine
What: A night of interactive experiences and silent auctions for people who are passionate about changing children’s lives through education.


Cause and Effect: Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids. Think Together provides expanded learning programs designed to help students learn skills needed throughout school, into college and future careers.

Support From Where You Are: Can’t make it to the event? The auction will open on Apr. 22 so you can give back from the comfort of your home. Mobile bidding will let you see the items before the event and give you notices on bids. The auction will close at 8 p.m. on the night of the event.

First Day of School: A group of mothers reached out to the community in 1994 for help with protecting neighborhood kids and finding a safe space for them to do their homework. The Shalimar Learning Center welcomed 100 students on the first day!

A Helping Hand: Think Together partnered with the j.k. living foundation in 2012, expanding wellness programs among high school students.

Do the Math: From 2017 to 2018, there were 187,004 students enrolled in 552 programs in 47 districts across 8 counties.

Ticket Timer: To be a part of this incredible dinner and experience, make sure to get your tickets ASAP! Starting now up until the event, you can conveniently reserve your seat or a table on the event website.

Think Together’s 2019 Raise a Hand Event

Day of the Event:

6 p.m.

Sip ‘n’ Snap

Kick off the night with cocktail hour. Spend the Thursday night with friends and colleagues supporting public education, and make sure to snap a picture on your way in.

Think Together’s 2019 Raise a Hand Event

6:15 p.m.

24 Carrot Magic

Be sure to get the night started by grabbing tasty appetizers and drinks provided by 24 Carrots and [AV] Irvine as you continue to learn more about Think Together.

Think Together’s 2019 Raise a Hand Event

6:45 p.m.

Girl Code

As cocktail hour continues, wander through Meet & Think, a front row seat to experience what kids learn in Think Together programs. You will also see a middle school student presenting a coding program she is working on.


7:30 p.m.

Let the Bids Begin!

Don’t forget to check out silent auction items such as a seven-day stay at Casa Piazza on the Mexican Riviera, a baking class for eight at Le Pain Quotidien and many more. Place your bids and take advantage of mobile bidding so you won’t miss out on the conversation.

7:45 p.m.

Face the Future

Listen in as Founder and CEO Randy Barth awards the Faces of the Future Scholarship to a Think Together graduating senior.

8 p.m.

Pass It on

Learn more about Think Together’s impact by hearing from alumni as they share their journeys to success through college and their careers.

8:15 p.m.

Let’s Tech About It

Time to raise a glass! The funding received this year will support Think Together’s coding initiative to help prepare students to thrive in the workforce of the digital age.

Think Together | @thinktogether