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Teacher Improves Classroom With Meemic Grant

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Barth Elementary teacher Rochelle Lloyd is always looking for resources and funding opportunities to improve her classroom. She teaches 15 students from grades 3rd-6th who are challenged with various disabilities. “ I applied for the back to school grant through the Meemic Foundation and was awarded $100 which allowed me to raid the dollar store for important items,” said Lloyd. With school budgets continuously being cut the grant provided Lloyd the opportunity to purchase materials students otherwise wouldn’t have. This includes hands on manipulative and sensory items that allow her students to concentrate and cope during stressful situations throughout their educational day. Lloyd’s 6th grade student Brandon Carroll said, “We work as a team using geometric shapes”. The Meemic Foundation awards grants quarterly to schools in Michigan, for a variety of educational needs. Each grant is evaluated based on the need of the classroom and how it will have a lasting impact on students. “Next year I plan on submitting a grant application for the $500 award” Lloyd said