When budgets fall short, we provide funds to help teachers and schools encourage student success. Foundation for Success School and Classroom Grants provide teachers and staff funds to establish or enhance programs they develop in support of their school improvement plans and the district’s overall strategic plan. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation awarded 91 grants to teachers at 28 local public schools, impacting 17,211 students in grades K-12.
The 2012-2013 Foundation For Success Grant Recipients have been notified! Click the link below to print the grant report. Reports and Sponsor Thank You Notes are due by May 10, 2013.
Read about some of our success stories:
The Wildcats Word, was an elementary school newspaper written by 5th graders and made available to each student at the school (over 500). The Wildcats’ Word provided the 5th graders with the opportunity to develop various valuable skills such as reporting, collaborative investigation and writing, differentiating opinion and fact, carrying polls and analyzing and presenting data. To prepare for different articles, the students were able to visit places such as The Gainesville Sun, the Simulation Lab at the Dentistry School, the First Robotics Fair at UF, the Mobile Networking Lab at UF, and the Leveda Brown Environment Park.
The Family Fun Book Bag was an interactive reading project for 1st graders where each participating child was given a thematic book bag to take home and share with their family. Each bag contained 3-7 books with a common theme, manipulatives and/or activities, a family response log, a worksheet folder and a bookmark for the students to keep. The goal of the project was to increase reading fluency, passion for reading, and encourage families to read together. At the start of the year the class had only three students reading and the other 11 in listening comprehension. After this project 13 of the 14 participating students were reading. The parents also provided positive feedback.
For more information about Foundation For Success Classroom and School Grants please contact Rachel Stimler at (352) 955-7003