Over $50,000 has been awarded to teachers in Cabarrus County public schools to expand classroom learning opportunities for students. The Classroom Grant Program boost teachers impact by allowing them to expand, innovate and reinvent what an education can be. Grants up to $500 are awarded annually to teachers selected through a competitive grant process. The David Fitts Community Service Classroom Grant is available again this year and will present $1,000 to a teacher for a classroom grant that also includes a community service aspect to the project.
Last year, 60 teachers received grants. Students experienced real life STEM applications through robotics, a school-wide hands-on study of the aerospace industry, creating African instruments, building and breaking bridges, outdoor learning gardens and many more! The impact on students not only impacts their current learning, but helps expose them to new ideas and even potential careers. Below are a few incredible highlight stories from this past year.
FUNDING OF GRANTS
These inspiring stories only happen because of you! Classroom grants are funded through the generous donations of our sponsors. Each year, the number of applications for grants exceeds the available funds available. Your support can help spur more innovation throughout Cabarrus County by investing in the people who make our education system run. Click here to support teachers and students through the Cabarrus County Education Foundation with a tax-deductible gift.
David Fitts Community Service Classroom Grant
This amazing classroom grant opportunity honors the memory of David Fitts, a 2015 Central Cabarrus High School graduate, who recently passed away in a car accident. We are thankful to Chick-fil-A Concord Commons, with support from David's family, for sponsoring this special classroom grant.
Grant Amount: up to $1,000
Who is Eligible? Teachers and staff who work with children on a daily basis from the following schools: Patriots Elementary, Pitts School Road Elementary, R. Brown McAllister Elementary, Rocky River Elementary, Weddington Hills Elementary, Wolf Meadow Elementary, CC Griffin Middle, H.E. Winkler Middle, JN Fries Middle, Central Cabarrus High, Jay M. Robinson High.
Selection Criteria: Grant proposals will be judged on innovation, creativity, sustainability, and alignment with Cabarrus County schools goals and curriculum standards. In addition, the project must have some type of community service aspect to the project.
Grant Amount: up to $500
Who is Eligible? Teachers and staff from any public school in Cabarrus County that works with children on a daily basis.
Selection Criteria: Grant proposals will be judged on innovation, creativity, low cost/high impact ratio, sustainability, and alignment with Cabarrus County schools goals and curriculum standards.
Grant applications are considered and reviewed by a selection committee comprised of district staff, administration and Foundation members. Applicants who are granted funding, receive their checks at a recognition ceremony in the Board Room of the CCS Education Center on November 2, 2017.