Poly Prep's fourth graders wrote persuasive essays and inspired this year’s fundraiser choice. A number of students researched and wrote about homelessness and women’s rights. Although the grade voted to raise money for homelessness, we decided to combine the two topics. The official organization benefiting from the 2019 Fourth Grade Family Fun Run is Women In Need (WIN). WIN is a citywide public advocacy campaign that highlights the number of homeless women and children in New York City. It calls on city and state officials to expand housing access, enhance social services and form agency partnerships. To learn more about WIN, visit its website: .