Most teachers and students are eagerly anticipating the new school year, and looking forward to being back together in the classroom. If you’re an educator thinking creatively about how to best inspire students when they return, you still have time to apply for a Bright Ideas Education Grant.
Each year, Brunswick Electric provides grants for up to $2,000 for innovative classroom projects that would otherwise go unfunded. The deadline to apply for this cycle is Sept. 15, 2021. Instructions, frequently asked questions, and applications are available at NCBrightIdeas.com. We salute all teachers and are grateful for your creative problem solving, resourcefulness and dedication to the next generation.
Extending a helping hand
The past school year was particularly challenging as teachers searched for new ways to engage their students in remote, classroom and hybrid learning. BEMC helped, with Bright Ideas Education grants going to 29 teachers who received $32,100 for online and in-person projects, benefitting more than 7,000 students in Brunswick and Columbus counties. Since its founding in 1994, the program has contributed more than $800,000 to area teachers.