As 2019 comes to a close, we are reflecting back on the amazing year we’ve had. The Success Foundation is about to enter its tenth year and while we are still young, we have experienced a huge amount of accomplishments!
- We exceeded the $2 million mark! Since inception, almost $2.5 million has been donated to support District 6 students.
Seventeen 21st Century Education Grants in the amount of $33,093 were awarded. Exceptional experiences and unique learning opportunities are being made available through our grant program. A few projects for the 2019-20 school year include: 3D printing in the technical theatre classroom; inclusive learning support for students with special needs; makerspaces (hands-on, project based learning environments); iPads for digital growth in the arts.
- Our SmartLab project was launched with donation of $100,000! Two labs are currently operating at Martinez Elementary and McAuliffe STEM Academy. SmartLabs contribute to the development of communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Balancing traditional academics with the development of these skills is one of the biggest challenges facing educators today. New approaches are needed and SmartLabs provide a fresh approach. Our goal is to help fund 2-3 labs per year over the next 4 years to expand this opportunity to more students.
- Gifts and grants in the amount of $187,510 were directed to specific projects, programs and schools to support internship/pre-apprenticeship opportunities, post-secondary enrollment support, and unpaid meal balances, to name a few.
- Our community passed a bond that will allow the District to address critical issues with our facilities. Three new schools will be built to address overcrowding and all schools will receive major structural upgrades to enhance safety and security and create modern learning spaces.
What a great year! We are so grateful for the support we’ve had from our community over the last nine years, and while we celebrate our successes, we know there is still much work to do. Through our planning process, we continue to discover student needs that are not being met and look forward to expanding our support in the new year. The Success Foundation is proud to be THE foundation for Greeley-Evans School District 6. The additional resources being provided to our schools is working and we thank you for your continued support!