“A good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.” -Adora Svitak
Each year the Junior League of Augusta (JLA) awards local educators of Title 1 schools with Award for Classroom Enrichment (ACE) and Field Trip funding. The ACE and Field Trip grant programs were implemented by the League many years ago to provide grant money for creative teaching projects in the classroom and assist with the cost associated with field trips including busses, drivers and admission to CSRA museums, cultural/historic attractions and theatrical performances.
“Teachers are an important facet in our community and the League finds their role both significant and valuable. We understand the importance education can have on our youth in inspiring them to be successful leaders and responsible human beings in the generations to come. Educational field trips are a great opportunity to connect students to the real world, learn in a natural environment and broaden their instruction with first hand experiences. We are proud to assist teachers with funding to further their ability to enrich and expand their classroom curriculum, and bring together community resources and opportunities most students would not experience otherwise”, says Dagni Frederick, President of the Junior League of Augusta.
The League had an impressive number of grant applicants this year and awarded teachers from Richmond County at the Richmond County Board of Education Meeting on August 21, 2018 with $4,651.39. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:
- Dolly Perez-Majors, Pine Hill Middle School, Panther’s Eye Newspaper
- Lindsay Girosky, Lake Forest Hills Elementary School, I-Ready
- Carl Hammond-Beyer, Davidson Fine Arts, Aquaponics
- Donita Legoas, AR Johnson, STEM Behind Sustainable Energy
Field Trip Funding
- Kristina Istre, AR Johnson, Phinizy Center
- Mamie Kelly, Intermediate Math and Literacy Center at Jenkins-White, Morris Museum
- Katrina Prophet, Rollins Elementary, Augusta Canal
In addition to the grant recipients listed above, JLA once again partnered with the Augusta Exchange Club to provide funding for students from the Richmond County School District to attend the Georgia-Carolina State Fair to learn more about livestock, art, plant identification, crafts and much more.
The Junior League will be awarding educators from McDuffie and Columbia County on September 11, 2018 at their respective Board of Education meetings.
Applications to apply for next years ACE and Field Trip funding will be made available in March of 2019.