Valley Middle School Teachers Invited to Apply for Educational Mini-Grants and To Nominate Students for Young Achievers Awards Programs Sponsored by Van Nuys Airport and Rotary Club of Van Nuys
(Van Nuys, CA)- Los Angeles Unified School District middle school teachers (grades 6-8) in the San Fernando Valley are encouraged to apply for three mini-grants to use for employing aviation and community service in their curriculum. Valley educators are also asked to nominate middle school students for Young Achievers awards recognizing leadership in academics, athletics, the arts and community service/leadership.
Sponsored by Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and the Rotary Club of Van Nuys, the programs reflect the organizations’ commitment to initiatives that enhance the student learning environment and the development of an educated, dedicated workforce for the future.
The Teacher Mini-Grant Program recognizes and encourages teachers who use creativity in the classroom and employ aviation and community service in their curriculum. This year, grants of $500, $300 and $200 will be awarded. Applicants must submit a concise proposal including a program statement, goals, methodology, evaluation mechanism and budget.
Mini-grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14.
2---VNY/Rotary Club Educational Awards
The Young Achievers Program recognizes and rewards exceptional local area middle school students (from both public and private schools) who excel in academics, athletics, the arts and community service/leadership. Teachers and counselors must nominate students for consideration. The top student leader in each category will receive a U.S. Savings Bond funded by the Rotary Club of Van Nuys.
Young Achievers award applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30.
Both Teacher Mini-Grant and Young Achievers award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on April 26.
“The Teacher Mini-Grant and Young Achievers sponsor s recognize the challenges teachers face due to budget constraints, and the value of aviation and community service to the San Fernando Valley,” said Van Nuys Airport Manager Jess Romo. “We believe these programs help contribute to students realizing that their dreams can take flight. ”
To obtain Teacher Mini-Grant or Young Achievers Program applications, call VNY at (818) 442-6526. For more information on all of the airport’s education programs