Innovation Grants

 

CLASSROOM GRANTS:
 
What is a classroom grant?
 
The Lehighton Education and Athletic Foundation (LEAF) encourages educators to create innovative and exciting educational programs for their students. Learning becomes easy when students enjoy the information which is being presented to them. Most students have  favorite teachers, and they are usually the ones who help students think outside the classroom textbook. Students need exciting projects, upgraded technology, and better resources, which sometimes means going beyond the approved school budget. Through classroom grants, LEAF helps the students to achieve greater success through an innovative and exciting learning environment.
 
Teachers, principals, and school administrators may apply for grants that benefit individual classrooms or the entire school.  The typical classroom grant ranges from $250 to $2000, but there is no limit on the Technology equipment, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) the Fine Arts, Literacy, and Social Studies.
 
Grants are available for grades K through 12 and could be used for:
 
-  Musical equipment
-  Field trips to educational destinations
-  Supplies for innovative projects
-  Literacy resources
-  Any other project deemed worthy by the selection committee
 
After a grant application is submitted, it is reviewed by the LEAF innovative grant committee. Applications are distributed to educators during November, and all applications for grants must be returned to the grant selection committee by January 18th.  The grant committee makes the final selection, and the approved grants are awarded by February 1st.
 
Classroom grants are made possible through the the following:
 
-  Fundraising conducted by LEAF
-  LASD teachers payroll deduction
-  LASD staff payroll deduction
-  LASD administration payroll deduction
-  Donations from local businesses and individuals
 
You can view and print the LEAF Grant Form here.
 
For more information about classroom grant contact:
Hdugan@ptd.net  (Chairman of the Innovative Grant Committee) 
 
 
 
 
 2018 Scholarship Awardees

Alexander Keck, Audrey Blasiak, Justin Ahner, Grace Obert, Hugh Dugan (LEAF President) MIchael Everett (LEAF board member)
 
 
 
2018 Teacher Grant Awardees
 
Hugh Dugan, Theresa Kokinda, Gretchen Laviolette, Erica Pagotto, and Larry Markley. Missing from photo: Beth Yescavage
 
 
 
PAST AWARDEES
 
 
                                                    2016-2018 Totals
 
 Total Scholarships todate :         10 Scholarships...........for a total of $11,000.00 given
 Total Teacher Grants todate:        9 Teacher Grants......for a total of  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lehighton Education & Athletic Foundation
P.O. Box 370
Lehighton, Pa 18235
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