The heart and soul of the Foundation's mission is to support the students and teachers of the Center School District by giving grants to teachers for projects that enhance student learning. For the 2019-20 school year, we are very excited to have awarded 50 grants totaling over $50,000! This year's grants cover all of Center's different buildings and programs and include projects such as:
First Lego League, First Tech Challenge and Robotics Teams from 2nd grade through High School Over 250 students participates in these programs each year.
Funding from the Lucille Lambert fund to support school libraries and literacy initiatives.
Creation of art "studios" in our elementary programs to engage students by providing them with a variety of different kinds of projects to work on and materials to use.
Literacy initiatives, especially in the early grade levels
Grants to support parent involvement in Parents As Teachers, Early Childhood Education and elementary school
Activities such as Youth and Government, White House Decision Center and WWI Museum to help students relate their American and World History studies to real world situations
Continued expansion of the High School Video program with additional computers and software for editing and production