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Desoto County Education Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: The organization's primary purpose is to focus the private sector upon enhancing the quality of and support for public education.

Programs: Scholarships to students - high school students are given college scholarships. The awards are based upon the criteria of the donor.

teacher awards- the focus is on honoring teachers that previously won "classroom grant" from their education foundations, and demonstrated success with that project. Winners from this grant receive funds to expand their grant in the classroom, and share the project to other teachers as "best practices", and are available for replication in other classrooms.

family literacy- the school district serves families and their pre-school children in an educational facility for the adult and child. In addition, it provides essential parenting skills.

united way - the organization contributes funding to desoto county adult education programs and provides assistance to other programs within the school district of desoto county. All other achievements - funding contributed for donations to schools and team mentor program. In the team mentor program teachers are awarded mini-grants to work collaboratively on a creative classroom based student learning project. Projects include the publishing of student writing and art work, purchase of historical fiction series, and intergration of science, calculus and statistics skills.

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