The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS) recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Community Partnership Grant Awards.
Grants have been awarded to the following community organizations:
- $5,000 to Eden Prairie Noon Rotary for My Book Day: "With the significant support of FEPS, the My Book Day Literacy Program promotes reading skills in every Eden Prairie Schools first-grade classroom, with 100 percent student participation. It's really a legacy program for our first-grade students, ongoing every year since 2005," according to a news release.
- $2,490 to PROP Food Shelf for school supplies: “This past July, we had a client and her daughter picking up supplies and were overwhelmed with gratitude. The daughter said this, 'I got a backpack that SPARKLES and it came with a matching sparkle pencil bag! My bag with school supplies had everything I needed on my list and I put my name on everything. My supplies are in my backpack and I can’t wait to meet my teacher and see who’s in my class this year,'" a news release said.
- $2,400 to the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund for the Counter Act Program: "The Counter Act program teaches elementary-aged students the importance of good decision-making as it relates to alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, violence and property crimes. School liaison officers provide instruction in every fifth-grade classroom within the Eden Prairie School District," according to the release.
FEPS welcomes partnerships with other Eden Prairie community-based organizations related to student achievement and engagement. For more information, contact Executive Director Sarah Cheesman at at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-975-7205.