The Kids In Need Foundation announces the second year of a teacher grants program sponsored by Elmer’s Products Inc. As a result of this educational partnership, teachers nationwide can visit the Kids In Need Foundation website to apply for an Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit grant that can range from $100 to $500.
The grants will be given to teachers who wish to conduct classroom projects selected from a catalog of more than 500 projects currently in the Kids In Need Guide to Award Winning Projects during the 2012-2013 school year. Applications will be available online at www.kinf.org. This year, approximately 250 grants sponsored by Elmer’s will be provided to teachers nationwide. These grant awards are based on financial need, number of children who will benefit, and the teacher's commitment to complete the project. Special consideration is given to first year teachers. The deadline for online submissions is April 30, 2012.
“The Kids In Need Foundation recognizes the creativity of teachers through our Teacher Grants Program. Our library of projects showcases dynamic classroom activities, but they all require funds,” said Dave Smith, executive director of the Foundation. “We want to alleviate the need for teachers to reach into their own pockets to fund these projects, and we are thrilled to partner again with Elmer’s to provide teachers with the tools they need to strengthen imagination and critical thinking skills and abilities among their students.”
“Elmer’s has a deep commitment to the education of young people and those who help to mold them,” said Terri Brown, senior manager marketing services and communications at Elmer’s. “Together, with the Kids In Need Foundation, we will provide teachers with tools that help strengthen critical thinking, creativity and innovation among their students. The Teacher Grants Program is just one way Elmer’s provides educators with the resources they need to be successful.”
As part of the Elmer’s-Kids In Need partnership, Elmer’s will also donate product to the Foundation’s national network of free stores for teachers. The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers, 27 facilities across the country where teachers from low income schools can obtain free school supplies for their students and classrooms, will feature an area called Elmer’s Tools for Teachers stocked with such items as Elmer’s School Glue and Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks, art materials, scrapbooking supplies, and other Elmer’s products.
For more information about Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit grant and this educational partnership with the Kids in Need Foundation, visit Elmers.com.