An increasing number of distractions are competing for our students’ time and attention, making the already difficult task of keeping them engaged and excited about learning even more complicated. That’s why the Bright Ideas education grant program is more critical than ever as it provides funding for creative, engaging hands-on classroom projects.
Shanna Meehan is one local educator who is bringing learning to life for students at Concord Middle School in Cabarrus County. Her project, Serving Success, was selected by Union Power for a 2017-2018 Bright Ideas grant.
Meehan coordinates the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for the middle school. The goal of the IB program is to provide students with the skills and attitudes that will enable them to become responsible adults. “We have a commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the world around us,” says Meehan.
Union Power is currently searching for creative and innovative ideas for the 2018-2019 school year. Grants are available for all subjects, and educators can apply individually or as a team. Teachers who submit their applications by the August 15 early bird deadline will be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 Visa gift cards.
Apply for your Bright Ideas grant today! The final application deadline is September 19.