Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently awarded 49 teacher mini-grants, totaling $11,303.49. These funds address a wide variety of classroom projects and provide the “extras” that make classroom experiences more valuable and memorable.
Thanks to a YAC grant, Carlene Yarnot from Lincoln Park Elementary School will get to use “Math Magic” to increase her first grader’s number concepts and math proficiency. Other innovative projects include “Movement and Music” at McMillan Elementary- helping preschooler’s development through song and dancing, and “Seasonal Blessings” – where Muskegon Heights Adult and Alternative Education students will create Christmas and Easter decorations to be hand delivered to McCauley Place Nursing Home.
Fifth grade teachers at Cardinal Elementary teamed up to expand their annual Iditarod Unit, thanks to four different mini-grants. Students will have expanded dog sled race themed book selections, receive Iditarod-themed rewards for reading their books, be able to travel along with the Iditarod via “trail mail,” and even be visited by an Alaskan Malamute named Mackinaw.
YAC was inspired by the new concepts being used in Muskegon County classrooms. These tools are creating a stronger and brighter generation in our school systems.
Congratulations to all the grant recipients!
Calvary Christian Schools
Fruitport Community Schools
Holton Public Schools
Mona Shores Public Schools
Muskegon Christian Elementary
Muskegon Heights Public Schools
North Muskegon Public Schools
Oakridge Public Schools
Ravenna Public Schools
Reeths Puffer School District
Whitehall District Schools