The Education Foundation was founded in 1991 to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Grande Prairie Public School District #2357. It was designed to complement basic education services in the city's public schools. Foundation members work towards providing resources in areas that are not funded through government allocations to school boards. The Board of Directors, together with the many contributors have been able to enhance the educational experience for students.
Some of the initiatives that the Education Foundation is working on include:
Nutrition Program - providing nutritious snacks and meals as required for students who do not have access to healthy foods at home
Striving for Excellence Awards Dinner - an opportunity to showcase students within our District who have exhibited outstanding achievement or citizenship
School Grant Program - from September to November each year applications are accepted for special funding requests. The Board of Directors allocates funds for such projects as musical instruments, special field trips, specific after school programs, tutoring initiatives etc.
Scholarships - each year Grade 12 students are awarded a variety of scholarships for career technology studies to support their post secondary education
Education Foundation is a registered, non-profit charity. We collaborate with
teachers, principals and community leaders to deliver resources for learning
initiatives that are not funded through the traditional government funding to
school boards. There are over 7,900 students in the Grand Prairie
Public School District.
Our goal is to
help prepare our children to be able to successfully compete within the
classroom, in the field, on the job, in the community, and beyond.
Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the
education and business community.
Please consider a donation, one time, annually, or even monthly to help sustain our important programs and initiatives. Donations can also be accepted in memory of a loved one, or through bequests through life insurance or estates. We encourage you to give generously in support of education.
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