LOCAL FARMERS HELP CPS WIN $10,000 GRANT TO IMPROVE STEM EDUCATIONThe grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will provide enhanced learning opportunities for Centreville Public Schools’ students to develop important and leading skills – helping to shape the future of agriculture.Centreville Public Schools will utilize funds to support the implementation of Project Lead the Way in the Junior/Senior High School. Farmers from across the U.S. nominated and selected the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant recipients. In 2016, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program is awarding $2.3 million to rural public school districts to benefit science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.
To feed the world’s rapidly growing population and tackle many other global challenges, our country’s next generation of leaders will need to be highly-skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). That’s why the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, has awarded the Centreville Public Schools with a $10,000 grant.
The Centreville Public Schools plans to use the funds to support the implementation of STEM curriculum through Project Lead the Way in the junior high.
Earlier this year, area farmers nominated the district for consideration. After the nomination, the district developed its submission to enhance its STEM education offering through Project Lead the Way. A group of science and math teachers reviewed each submission and selected Centreville Public Schools as a finalist.
Next, the Program’s Farmer Advisory Council, which is composed of approximately 30 farmer leaders from across the country with an interest in agriculture and education, selected [INSERT LOCAL SCHOOL DIST. NAME] for one of the Grow Rural Education Grants. Grant applications were judged based on the merit of the application, need and community support.
The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program began in 2011. Since 2011, more than $11 million has been awarded to over 700 rural school districts to enhance STEM education. For a complete list of winners and to learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.