The South Baldwin Chamber Foundation endorses 21st Century Learning as a top priority for our schools and community. If you or your students seek funding for a current program or new idea addressing development of the following 21st Century Learning skills, you are encouraged to complete our grant application packet and return it to the Foundation via your school principal, whose signature is required. We also require student endorsement of teacher submissions and teacher endorsement of student submissions. The application packet can be downloaded from our website and printed here
Deadline for applications is February 17, 2017 to be awarded on March 18, 2017 at the BBQ & Blues Cook-off.
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Through Project ACEd, the Foundation increases opportunities for education in a multi-faceted approach. The tenets of our programs are educational opportunities, in and out of the traditional school setting, that are provided in combination with civic engagement and relationship building. Project ACEd consists of three programs designed to integrate students into a secondary educational setting, provide opportunities to engage in the community, learn about free enterprise and build a business from the ground up: Bridges to Success, Junior Ambassadors and Young Entrepreneurs Academy. While the programs are individual initiatives designed to provide healthy adult and peer connections, increase opportunity, and provide workforce development, the Foundation pools private resources to fund and execute the programs collectively.
Each program provides opportunity for mentorship through healthy adult and peer connections, increases academic achievement and graduation rates, and increases community awareness and civic engagement. Through these programs, we are able to provide students the enrichment experiences they need to realize that upward mobility is possible and they can increase their economic stability. Project ACEd is designed to give students the enrichment experiences they need to realize that upward mobility is possible and they can increase their economic stability. This project gives hope to the next generation and makes Baldwin County a better place to live and work.
Bridges to Success is designed to support rising 7th and 9th grade students as they transition into a new learning environment. The program consists of a one day long orientation at the beginning of each academic year, coupled with designated peer helpers and counselors for one on one mentorship from August-May. As a result, the students have a greater sense of stability and security, attendance and academic performance increase, discipline referrals decrease and students are more at ease in both academic and social settings.
Junior Ambassadors (JA) is a youth leadership program tailored to assist high school juniors in identifying personal leadership potential through exposure to economic development opportunities, government awareness, environmental stewardship and civic engagement through community service.
By connecting with local business leaders, lawmakers, governmental agencies and the exploration of local industry, the JA program builds healthy adult relationships, challenges thinking, and promotes charitable giving by giving participants the opportunity to experience the value of community development hands on. Students broaden their understanding of state government by traveling to Montgomery each spring to tour the capitol, meet with lawmakers, and watch their government in action. Junior Ambassadors connect with local business leaders, explore dynamic companies, practice real-life problem solving, and learn the value of community involvement. Since 1998, more than 274 students have completed the program.
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