Mission: The Kane Schools Foundation for Students was formed to improve and enhance the quality of public education in Kane County. The vision of the Foundation is a county community with excellent schools, where each student masters fundamental skills, where a variety of programs exist allowing students to discover their own interests, where all students are well prepared to enter the post high school world, where teachers are able to continually refine their teaching skills and, where diverse ideas and open discussion is encouraged to develop critical thought in young people, preparing them to fulfill their potential and become effective citizens.
Target demographics: School children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200 students
Geographic areas served: Spectacular Kane County, Utah
Programs: "Reading Makes Sense" - purchasing hundreds of books for our schools, grades, classrooms and programs. The Foundation supports teacher and paraprofessional training in the latest research based practices in the areas of reading and writing; as well as technology.
Additionally, the Foundation has offered one to three grants of up to $5,000 per year to support academic and technology based enhancements to schools, grades, classrooms and programs. The grants cover areas from literacy, math & science, to arts & music.
I'm a teacher, and I love that Kane School Foundation supports our students through scholarships and our teachers through grants. I'm also a professional piano tuner, and I've been happy to support their fundraisers each year by donating a free piano service. They try to involve the teachers by encouraging that we support the foundation, which I'm happy to do.