Starbucks and Campaign for Cursive Unite

Tucson, Arizona Starbucks donates mugs for schoolchildren to sign and send to Governor and Mrs. Obama

Online PR News – 07-February-2014 – Windsor, CA – In honor of National Handwriting Day, 5th grade students in a public Arizona school learned the importance of handwriting and the power of learning to write in cursive. They are lucky to have a teacher who encourages them and understands the benefits that gives their brain development a boost. Cursive Coaches Nancy Cohen and Gayna Scott facilitated a training session with the students about cursive handwriting and its importance to their brain development. "The kids absolutely loved the program and all that we did. We asked them to write us a letter about what they liked about the class at the end and gave the winner a t-shirt," noted Mrs. Scott.

The local Tucson Starbucks donated Create-Your-Own coffee mugs with a permanent marker to Campaign for Cursive, which the students used to sign their names for either one of their teachers, the principal, for Mrs. Michelle Obama or Governor Jan Brewer. The students used their best cursive writing to sign the mugs, and are hoping they all enjoy their coffee more in these custom made cups. "At Starbucks, our Mission is to ‘nurture and inspire the human spirit, one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time’. There is power in pausing, one cup at a time; pausing to help young people understand the value and power of handwriting as they grow to become our future leaders," stated Katie McKay, District Manager for Starbucks in Tucson, Arizona.

A total of 90 Tucson-area students signed the mugs and were proud to see their autographs on these custom coffee mugs for their favorite person of the day. In addition, all students were encouraged to enter the Cursive Is Cool Handwriting Contest being sponsored by the Campaign for Cursive, along with Fahrney's Pens and New American Cursive.

For contest forms and information, visit the AHAF website, or contact Gayna Scott, Chair of Campaign for Cursive, at 520-390-7070 or via email at gayna@comcast.net

About Campaign for Cursive: Campaign for Cursive is sponsored by the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, an educational organization that was founded nearly 50 years ago and continues to provide opportunities for learning and growth in the field of handwriting.

AHAF's mandate is to bring recognition to the importance of handwriting in the development of the young brain. One of the organization's aims is to partner with corporations, educators, legislators, occupational therapists, parents, grandparents, and anyone else who is interested in this effort. That includes kids of all ages, too. AHAF wants them to enjoy learning to write in cursive and see that cursive is cool!

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