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Causes: Education

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Narrative, Informative Narrative, and Informational Books Are Such a Help

Thanks to our Foundation, I have received many books to teach comprehension. My personal library was pretty sparse when I entered the district 7 years ago. These books have helped my students gain outstanding scores in reading. Many thanks to the Foundation!

Marvalee Anderson

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Kane Schools Foundation is constantly seeking ways to support students and professionals within the district. They purchase supplies, provide grants for classroom improvement, offer student scholarships, and have a presence in the classroom. I feel validated and supported as a teacher by the foundation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I had a need for young adult/low level reading books for our school library. It was important to me that the books were not easily identified by the cover as low level. I located a series of books that would work for us, but needed funding. I contacted Kane School Foundation and they were able to purchase the books. These books are consistently checked out because of their high interest and students are telling each other about them. Students who started on levels two and three are progressing to level four. I appreciate this organizations support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Despite being such a small, rural community we feel we have one of the best districts in the state of Utah. Kane Schools Foundation for Students works hard every year to ensure our community and school district are doing what it takes to provide an excellent education for our students. I'm particularly impressed by the level of community support KSFS receives at their annual fundraising auction. Some of the items last year included a house boat trip on Lake Powell, original artwork, even accomodations for a weeklong stay at a French Chateau...