We are launching the Metroleta Intersect. It is a component of Metroleta designed to start creating a special eco-system we are building. It is the first Social Tool we are building that will help support children and teachers in the very near future. When you join Metroleta, you'll help a child.
How does each JOIN, Read, Like, Share on Metroleta.com help children and teachers with school supplies, snacks, and lunches? Here's how:
Did you know that teachers use their own funds to buy supplies and snacks for their classrooms? In the 2009-2010 school year, teachers in the U.S. spent a whopping $1.33 Billion to buy school supplies—using their own money. This is separate from money allocated to schools through budgets which have been cut again and again. $500 per school year is what many teachers spend to buy school supplies and snacks for the children in their classrooms. Some U.S. teachers spend over $3,000 per year for supplies and snacks.
In 2011, about 1 in 4 children in the U.S. were "food insecure" meaning they do not always have access to enough safe and nutritionally adequate food. In some public schools, up to 80% or more of the kids are on free or subsidized lunch and breakfast programs for children living at or near the poverty level. Mid-morning snacks are highly recommended for school children for health and to improve learning, but snacks are generally not provided by the government or schools.
If you want to help, the first step is to join Metroleta.com, then use it. It's free to you. Help us build Web Traffic. Each Join / Click / Read / Like / Share / Comment / Post helps. Become a member. Membership is free!
When you use Metroleta.com as a member, you can earn Metroleta Points. This will help us build our Childrens Fund.
As you accumulate Metroleta Points, you can award your points to a participating Teacher or School.
As a Teacher (or School) accumulates Metroleta Points, they can redeem their points for School Supplies or Snacks from Metroleta (for Free).
Instead of looking for donations every year, Metroleta will generate its own income. Remember the Web Traffic created in steps 1 and 2 above? Well, Advertisers love that. Advertisers pay Metroleta for ads on Metroleta.com, which will build the Childrens Fund. Web Traffic will be converted to revenue. It's called "Monetizing" Web Traffic.
Once we build our Childrens Fund using Advertising Revenue, Metroleta will purchase School Supplies and Snacks, buying LOCAL as much as possible.
Metroleta will give the School Supplies and Snacks to participating Teachers and Schools, for Free.
Helping a child is easy. Just join Metroleta.com, and then click every day.
Each time you Join-Click-Read-Share-Like, you are helping:
Join Metroleta Now—It's Free!
Then Click, Read, Share, Like, and invite your firends to join!
Thank you for helping us grow Metroleta.
Your donation will be used to purchase school supplies for our participating teachers, web-server space, and other admin costs of Metroleta.
To make a donation to Metroleta, please click the SECURE PayPal donate button:
When it is released for use, the METROLETA INTERSECT will require the latest browser versions on your computer, so that you can enjoy its features and functions. Unfortunately, today, so does our home page. We also recommend the latest versions of CHROME or FIREFOX to view Metroleta.com (we're still working on the Internet Explorer, Opera, and lower Firefox versions).
In the meantime, we'll display the simplified version of our homepage on your current browser. You might consider getting your browser updated, if just to get the latest security updates. Enjoy, and again, our apologies for the inconvenience.
ARE CLUES to unlock LEVEL 01 of the METROLETA INTERSECT. To find those clues, you need to login (if you aren't a member yet, please click JOIN on the left menu) and rummage through the contents. You will find clues scattered all over this website. (We should note that ONLY this HOME page will look similar to the Intersect, to give you a sense of what Level 01 will look).
Metroleta's Intersect, Level 01, will contain familiar things that you might have come across in your travels through the web, EXCEPT that we've re-imagined them in a SLIGHTLY different way. If you like Level 01, then you'll be pleased when Level 02 opens, because there we will introduce subtle changes and powerful functions or apps, and continue doing so as the levels increase, slowly transforming how you will perceive and use the Internet.
For the privilege of using the METROLETA INTERSECT early (it is FREE), you must earn your way by earning a few points. (There HAS to be some equity for all this, don't you think?) Points are earned by logging on to Metroleta.com and sharing or liking articles. Once a day, at an appointed time, we'll open a page (for an hour only) when you can earn extra points. Once a week (also for only an hour), we will open a HIGH VALUE web page, with clues on how to earn those extra points. We will mention where to find them on a Facebook and Twitter post. Find out how many points you will need. Other clues will come through Facebook and Twitter. So follow us there!
HERE'S YOUR FIRST CLUE: DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME YOU LOGIN to use METROLETA.COM, YOU WILL BE HELPING A CHILD? Simply "LIKE-ing" us on Facebook, or "FOLLOW-ing" us on Twitter you will enable you to start earning points.
And there, we begin...