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York Foundation for Public Education awards $13,461 in fall innovative instructional grants and $1,197 for the first year of the Kathy Young Memorial Guidance Grant

On October 31, 2019, The York Foundation for Public Education Prize Patrol presented close to $13,500 in Fall Innovative Instructional Grants to 43 teachers from the York County School Division. (WYDaily/Courtesy York Foundation)
On October 31, 2019, The York Foundation for Public Education Prize Patrol presented close to
$13,500 in Fall Innovative Instructional Grants to 43 teachers from the York County School
Division. (WYDaily/Courtesy York Foundation)

On October 31, 2019, The York Foundation for Public Education Prize Patrol presented close to $13,500 in Fall Innovative Instructional Grants to 43 teachers from the York County School Division.

Projects selected are designed to motivate, enrich and enhance student learning. Each recipient is required to prepare a written report and provide financial accounting on their project. Applications are reviewed and awarded by the YFPE Board of Trustees.

Among the 19 grants awarded, several were sponsored by individuals and organizations to include ITA International, Sister Cities, Walmart, Ferguson Enterprises, the ‘Star of Excellence’ endowment, the ‘Chad Green Reading for Merit in Honor of Katherine Snead’ endowment, the ‘York County Waterways Alliance’ endowment, and ‘The Bunnie Wiley Go Make a Difference for Special Educators’ endowment.

Also included, for the first time this year, was the Kathy Young Memorial Guidance Grant. This grant was open to school counselors in the York County School Division and was made in honor of Kathy Young, a retired school counselor at Tabb High School as well as an active York Foundation board member. Two York County School Guidance Departments were awarded funds totaling $1,197 to assist in supporting their school guidance counselors with additional funds to meet the needs of their students.

The York Foundation for Public Education is a nonprofit organization that serves collaboratively with business and community members to promote excellence and innovation within the York County School Division. 

If you are interested in contributing to support the mission of the York Foundation for Public Education and the York County School Division or need additional information regarding donor opportunities, please contact Ashley Walker, Foundation Liaison, at (757) 898-0451 or awalker2@ycsd.york.va.us. You can also follow the York Foundation on Facebook @YFPEinc or Instagram, @YFPE_inc.

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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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