School Tools Add Up to Success – and You Can Make A Difference

By: Keaton Barrow Realty
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sept. 11, 2022 - PRLog -- September means school buses are on the road, football practice is in full swing, and we in the South can dream of boots, jeans and sweaters! It's an exciting time for kids, too, as they jump back into the classroom. Unfortunately, it's a challenging return for children who are behind academically. According to Classroom Central, NC state test results show proficiency rates plummeted due to the pandemic, as only 45.4% of K-12 students passed state exams. For economically disadvantaged students, the pass rates dropped to only 28.8%. ONE in every TWO local students live in poverty and can't afford the supplies they need. Locally, that means 127,000 students need 1,000,000+ supplies.

Michelle Keaton Barrow, CEO of Keaton Barrow Realty, and Emma Allen of State Farm Insurance want to help, and they need your assistance. Join them at Emma's office at 4920 Monroe Road on September 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for food, drinks, music and networking as they join to provide school supplies to Classroom Central. Your homework: bring your business cards and supplies from CLASSROOM CENTRAL'S 9 SCHOOL TOOLS ( wish list.

The evening is part of the Carolina's Largest Virtual & In Person School Supply Drive. According to Michelle, "support for our local children is critical this year. We need to do everything we can to help them catch up and succeed in school. We want them to be excited about learning, because it shouldn't end when they finish school. A love of lifelong learning is a gift we can all give through the notebooks, pencils, markers and more that we start them off with today. It's key to their success in life."

With more than 30 years' experience in commercial and residential real estate, Keaton-Barrow has developed a reputation as an experienced businesswoman and a trusted expert whose knowledge of current market trends, neighborhood statistics, and insurance information is unmatched. Her passion for philanthropy is demonstrated by the numerous non-profit and charitable entities that she supports. Learn more at

About Keaton Barrow Realty:
With offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., Keaton Barrow Realty is dedicated to providing its clients with professional service and expert advice. Their main goal is to educate the public on all matters related to residential and commercial real estate. Why wait? Live your legacy today by visiting

About Emma Allen:
Emma Allen is an Award-Winning Financial Services Professional Member and member of the Les Brown Speakers Network. She has over 25 years of Financial Services Experience. She is a Local Insurance Team Customer Service Excellence Award Winner, a former columnist for Pride Magazine and the winner of the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award, as well as being a Thurgood Marshall Award Recipient.

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