TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Over $90,000 worth of grants were given to teachers by the the Vigo County Education Foundation.
Wednesday evening, 150 Vigo County School Corporation teachers were awarded mini grants worth of $750 or less. The mini grants are to be used to enhance learning opportunities for children throughout the Vigo County Schools. The grants will help with things like hands on projects, and new materials for the classroom.
Teacher from Terre haute north Jeff Hammers said this is a great opportunity for the students.
“Hands on has always been the biggest part for me and it’s exciting to see those guys learn. They come in and say well gosh you know our other classrooms we just sit, you know. And here we get to actually do something and it means a lot to them,” Hammers said.
Executive Director of the Vigo County Education Foundation Jane Nicholas said the mini grants will help with more hands on projects.
“Teachers are still teaching the standards, but they’re really doing so in creative ways. And these grants help them supplement that curriculum,” Nicholas said.
Since 1984, the foundation has granted over three million dollars to schools and programs within the Vigo County School Corporation.