Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pender Education Partnership awards $8,000 in mini-grants to teachers

.Students with a mini grant check. (Courtesy PEP)

PENDER COUNTY — A local nonprofit has doled out small grants to fund programs in public schools.

Pender Education Partnership gave schools $8,000 total split into 18 mini grants. The funds will help the schools pay for special porgrams, including the purchase of a ceramics kiln, a performance by the Tryon Fife and Drum Corp, STEM lab supplies, drones, Legos, books, a microscope and science lab accessories.

“Pender Education Partnership is dedicated to supporting our educators through
teacher mini-grants,” said Tammie Parris, PEP director of the board president. “We are pleased to contribute $8,000 total to the district for this school year.”
Teacher mini-grants are awarded based on applications submitted to the PEP board.

A selection committee reviewed each application. The organization is funded via donation.

“Anyone can become a PEP partner by donating $5 to $15,000. All monies raised go
toward mini-grants and scholarships. All PEP foundation board members are
volunteers,” Parris said.

For more information about Pender Education Partnership, visit their website.

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