Through the Quality Education for All Fund initiative launched by the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the highest-performing teachers have been placed in the highest needs' schools. Raines, Ribault and Jackson high schools, along with their 33 feeder pattern schools, make up the transformation region.
Currently on PowerUP Jax, there are innovative teacher projects from QEA Schools waiting to become a reality to improve student achievement and provide hands-on learning experiences. A small gift of $5 to $20 brings a project closer to becoming fully funded. Plus, PowerUP Jax lead sponsor Community First is matching donations dollar for dollar!
Here's a couple of the different innovative projects:
Students are planning for the school's Art Exhibition in April 2015 by creating art. With donations, various art materials will be purchased to ensure that every student can display their artwork with pride.
5th graders will receive their own copy of an award-winning novel, Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World. The theme of the story encourages children to overcome their struggles and work hard to achieve their goals.
You can help build a listening and reading center for students. Students will be paired with a reading buddy to help one another improve their literacy skills.
5th graders will benefit from having a walking classroom to increase content knowledge and provide a physical break. GRASP Choice Academy is housed within Richard L. Brown Elementary, it's a school of choice for dyslexics and struggling readers.
3rd graders will create personalized portfolios throughout the school year to sharpen their math and science skills.
Visit www.PowerUPJax.org to explore more innovative projects! You can search for projects by school and subject area.