Through the generosity of our donors, the North Penn Educational Foundation accepts grant applications twice a year. Each funded project not only enhances the curriculum but provide a hands-on and innovative way for students to embrace and fully comprehend the lesson. When NPSD educators apply for these grants, some think of how this experience will affect the student in the future. Science and technology grants allow students to understand theories at the next level of thinking. Other grants allow teachers to think about how this experience will benefit students socially and vocationally.
As you learn more about our grants, we are sure you will see how these experiences allow our students to develop into better students and citizens.
Funding at each level
The Foundation is dedicated to funded grants at all levels of schooling. It deeply believes that these innovative approaches to students' curriculum sparks a child's creativity and academic excellence - regardless of what grade. Since its inception in 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 million of grants to teachers in grades K-12. Students throughout the entire district are constantly benefitting from the Foundation.
Our teachers, staff and volunteers are seeing the impact, too. The instructor of the Autism Movement Therapy describes her interactions with NPSD students by saying, "We first meet with the students last school year introducing them to the Autism Movement Therapy (AMT) class. It wasn't until the program received funding through the Foundation that the children really began the program. By the end of this school year, we will have meet with the students sixteen times, two times a month. They have made leaps and bounds with the program. Some of the positive experiences we have seen are: students remembering what movement goes with what song, independent or minimal support movement and individualized verbal sounds. I feel very blessed to be a part of these students' learning experience and hope to continue working with them."