Support The Success Foundation on Colorado Gives Day! Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The Success Foundation participated in Colorado Gives Day for the first time on Devember 6, 2016. Over $5,000 was raised from 24 donors. This year, we’ve raised our goal to $9,000 – that’s $1,000 a year since inception.
Help us reach our goal by donating at www.coloradogives.org/successfoundation.
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 2,000 Coloradononprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and upto-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.
SmartLabs contribute to the development of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy, and adaptability skills. These skills are needed for success in the modern workplace. 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.
The Success Foundation funds grants for innovative projects that fuel student achievement. From online curriculum to creation of projects with circuits to young authors, the teacher grant program allows teachers to stretch their students’ capabilities and dreams. Students are working with 21st Century Tools that are developing Career/College readiness. Funding for grants comes primarily from the Thrive on $5 employee giving campaign from District 6 teachers and staff, initiated in 2012. At this time, grants can be written and are awarded for up to $2,500 per grant.
Unpaid Lunch Balances
Food4Success is a campaign that is geared to collect funds to help pay off negative school meal balances for Greeley-Evans School District 6 students. We all know that food is a basic human need and students can’t achieve academically if they aren’t properly nourished. The District 6 Nutrition Services Department feed all kids every day, regardless of their negative account balance. As of March, 2019, negative school account balances add up to over $109,000. Funds donated are prioritized to pay off negative account balances for 12th, 8th, and 5th grades first so that they can graduate without debt!
What Students and Teachers are Saying About Past Projects
What I like about Blended Learning, is that each station is kind of challenging. It makes your brain stronger. When I was struggling, I just kept trying until I succeeded. I've learned to not give up.
Blended Learning gives us the chance to teach small groups of kids that wouldn't normally get the attention that they need. I'm seeing a lot more engagement and higher test scores because of it.