In 2018, Leaders introduced the L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grant Program. L.E.A.D.S. Grants are designed to assist educators who promote initiatives that help students Learn, Experience, Advocate, Dream and Serve. Through our L.E.A.D.S Educator Grant Program, West Tennessee educators are eligible to enter for an opportunity to win a $1,000!
Leaders was founded by five Jackson educators 62 years ago. Because of our rich history, we take pride in championing our West Tennessee educators who are leading the way. Our goal is to make a lasting investment in the future of our children, schools, administrators, and educators.
Whether it’s a new set of books, a new STEM or STEAM initiative, a school-wide project, a new learning center or maker-space, or other exciting educational opportunities, we are here to help champion these initiatives.
This year, twenty applications were submitted. Grant proposals ranged from funds for an outdoor classroom, improvements to a special education classroom, lab equipment, a volunteer basketball program, as well as, traveling assistance for educational field trips. Grant submissions included a short video explaining the need and use of the grant money. The 2019-2020 videos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
The submission period for the 2019-2020 grants is now closed.
Sept. 3- 17: Social Media Voting Period
Sept. 23- 30: Grant Winners Announced
Oct. 3: Grant Presentation & Reception
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