The Sharon Education Foundation (SEF) today announced that 14 grants totaling $26,000 were recently awarded to Sharon teachers and administrators to supplement existing programs or support an unmet need in the community. Among them is The Chris Herren Project – a workshop on drug and alcohol abuse prevention for high school students. Also, Morning Math Wizards will help East Elementary school students solve real world math problems, while Cottage and Heights Elementary students will be constructing plastic bottle greenhouses to support their science and nature programs. The Middle School’s Change Hate into Love and Laughterwill provide student leadership training to promote a respectful and inclusive learning environment.
“Congratulations to all the 2013-2014 grant recipients. Our annual fundraising events like the Spelling Bee combined with generous resident donations enabled SEF to double its grant budget this year to fund more grants than ever before,” said Dianne Needle, president of SEF. “We can’t wait to see all the exciting projects come to life in the new school year. Our goal was to award funding for a wide range of projects in all our schools that sparked creativity or spotlighted key issues in the community.”
SEF enhances, enriches and supports public education in Sharon by funding educational, recreational and community programs that deliver innovation and excitement into the classroom and beyond. SEF funds a broad range of projects, including those that focus on traditional academic subjects, visual and performing arts, promotion of multi-cultural and community learning experiences and professional development. See the following table for grant listings.
A list of the 2013-2014 Sharon Education Foundation grants can be seen here. For additional information, please visit the Sharon Education Foundation website at www.sharonedfound.org or contact Dianne Needle at (781) 858-8366.