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WBEF Educator's Grant Winners Announced!
The West Bloomfield Educational Foundation recently awarded 37 grants to district staff under the 2018-19 WBEF Educators’ Grants Program. The awards total $24,750.
The purpose of the grants program is to promote innovative ideas and projects in the classroom that support academic achievement, technology and the building of leadership skills and good character in our students. Once again this year, the proposals demonstrate great teamwork and collaboration. Over 80 different teachers are involved in projects funded by these grants.
In addition to the educator grants, several additional projects are being supported by the WBEF this school year. This includes a $1,500 grant to the West Bloomfield High School First Robotics team, our 8th consecutive year. $5,000 has been donated to the expanded and student-generated solar array project at WBHS.
Also, $1,000 is being awarded for the fourth consecutive year to “Religious Diversity Journeys”, an outstanding program for 7 th graders at both Abbott and Orchard Lake Middle Schools which promotes understanding and acceptance of all religions.
“Kids in Charge”, a program that teaches life skills to elementary students to reduce the likelihood of future alcohol, tobacco and other drug use was awarded $1,000. And, Blessings in a Backpack, which sends backpacks filled with non- perishable food for the weekend to students in need is receiving $500.
Joey Spano, WBEF Board Member said, “Thanks to your support and another highly successful 2018 Casino Night, the WBEF is able to fund these tremendous programs and projects! We are indeed making a difference in the lives of our students.”