Junior League of Dallas is helping educators bring fun and educational projects to life through its signature grant program.
JLD recently awarded grants totaling $123,307 to 69 Dallas ISD educators through its Grants For Innovative Teaching program.
The grants go to educators who create unique programs that inspire reading and literacy enrichment, diversity, special education, science, technology, engineering, and math or arts and cultural enrichment across one or more grade levels, according to the district.
“Now in its 26th year, this Signature Project encourages excellence in education by providing funding for special projects that otherwise would not be possible within school budgets,” said Junior League’s Eleanor Luna, in a post on Dallas ISD’s The Hub.
The projects funded this year range from programs encouraging kids to go beyond the basics of computer science to creating 3D artwork with 3D printer pens.
At Elisha M. Pease Elementary School, students will be tasked with building and setting up a greenhouse full of plants, fruits, and vegetables. Frank Guzick Elementary School will use the JLD funds to push its STEM Club to the next level and expand offerings through fifth grade.
JLD has donated more than $1.7 million to Dallas ISD educators over the years.
Here’s a full list of funded projects.
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