UNDATED – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $311,246 in grants to 22 different K-12 education programs in 15 Indiana counties for 2021. The grants support summer reading programs, energy, engineering and environmental education programs, and programs that support under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences.
“We all know many students missed out on several learning opportunities last year,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “I am proud that we are able to offer these grants to students in communities throughout our service territory with the hope of helping those students catch up, restore their passion for learning and encourage them to meet and exceed their educational goals.”
“Duke Energy Foundation funding is critical to supporting literacy development during the summer for our primary students,” said Amy Etienne, principal at South Crawford Elementary school in Crawford County. “This funding from the Foundation will support our summer reading program and provide valuable time for our students to learn.”
The Foundation makes these grants available through the company’s “Powerful Communities” program, which helps power the lives of customers and the vitality of communities through charitable giving.
The complete grant recipient list includes:
|Zionsville Education Foundation
|Help teachers with resources they need to address education challenges during the pandemic
|Crawford Co. Community School Corp.
|Summer school for selected students to improve basic literary skills
|Vincennes Community School Corp. / Washington Learning Academy
|Improve WLA learning environment through purchase of Student Emotional Learning curriculum
|Decatur Co. Community Schools
|Literacy camp to help young readers with 1-on-1 instruction
|Carmel Education Foundation
|Summer school program for rising second-grade students to improve reading skills
|North Knox Primary School
|Summer school program to help first and-second-grade students to improve reading skills
|Danville Community School Corp.
|“Warrior Whiz” summer education remediation program
|Plainfield Community Schools
|Summer reading camp to improve reading and math skills
|The Imagination Lab
|One-day intensive summer Odyssey for Plainfield elementary students
|Kokomo School Corp.
|Summer Discovery Program for early elementary students
|Northwestern School Corp.
|Reading remediation for students in grades 1-4
|United Way of Howard Co.
|Program to improve literacy skills for students
|United Way of Lawrence Co.
|Conduct STEM-related courses for grades K-6
|Foundation for Monroe Co. Community Schools
|Provide professional development for up to 150 teachers to build equity-centered education skills
|Kids Discovery Factory
|Renovate and expand donated building to permanently house Kids Discovery Factory
|Milan Community Schools
|Three-week summer remedial reading program for selected students in grades 1-3
|Projects include a summer camp devoted to empowering women in business, and PROJECT TEACH, which helps high school students explore careers in teaching
|South Vermilllion Community Schools
|Summer reading program to support early literacy
|Chances and Services for Youth and Camp Rave / Terre Haute Children’s Museum
|CASY and museum combine to offer science and literary curriculum for K-5 students to address summer “brain drain”
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
|Professional development for STEM teachers who teach in grades 6-12
|Vigo County School Corporation
|Team Vigo Summer Edition
|Wabash County YMCA
|SPARK – Summer Program of Awesome Reading for Kids