Springfield YEP Students Present Spring Grants

Springfield YEP students present a check to Parkview Green Team sponsor Stephanie Jacobs (front center).

Springfield YEP students recently presented grants to five youth-oriented projects in the community during their spring grant round.  Each project directly impacted student needs with a variety of types of projects receiving funds.  The projects funded are as follows:

Bailey High School, Physical Education Weight Lifting Program – This grant provides funding for Mr. Beaver’s physical education program’s special weight-lifting unit.  Students will travel during the spring fourth quarter to the Ward branch of the Ozarks Regional YMCA to participate in weight lifting programs.  $480

Bailey High School, Service Learning Memory Project – This grant provides funding to support a Memory Project service learning event in Ms. Price’s classroom.  Students will partner with children in Africa and participate in a portrait drawing project.  A showcase of the Bailey students’ art will be held after the project is complete. $225

The Kitchen, Inc., Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center – YEP students have provided this grant to support the Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center’s GED preparation and testing program.  Children who participate in the Rare Breed programs are often homeless youths who have dropped out of high school.  Funds will provide for the registration and sitting fees for students who have participated in the GED preparation classes at the Rare Breed.  This grant will pay for ten youth to take the GED.  $400

Holland Elementary School, Functional Skills Classroom – This grant provided funds for the purchase of a Smart Talk Interactive Language Station to be used by students with limited language skills.  This system will provide an independent work center for children in the functional skills classroom.  $300

Parkview High School, Green Team – Springfield YEP students have provided this grant in support of the Parkview High School Green Team’s Fassnight Creek stream cleanup project.  Parkview students will partner with nearby elementary schools to host a spring stream cleanup project at nearby Fassnight Creek.  Products purchased for this project will be reused in future stream cleanup events.  $225

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