The Rogers Foundation Awards $75,000 in Grants to Three Local Programs
Southern Nevada’s premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation, recently awarded a total of nearly $75,000 in grants to three local programs. Following a competitive application and review process, grant winners include; a program that explores creative expression through 3D printing using recyclable plastics, a program that promotes healthy minds and safe schools and a high school computer science coding club. The 2018 grant recipients were all visited by leaders of The Rogers Foundation and presented with checks to celebrate the memorable occasion.
“This year’s grant recipients perfectly exemplify our mission at The Rogers Foundation which is to transform lives through arts and education. These amazing programs clearly align, and we are thrilled to assist them as they continue to make a significant impact on our school children,” said Beverly Rogers, Chairman of the Board for The Rogers Foundation.
Applications for the 2018 grants were accepted from mid-January through March 23 and were administered by Grantwell, a UNLV-based program comprised of graduate students at UNLV’s Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. All applicants were encouraged to submit grant proposals designed to uplift Clark County School District (CCSD) children in one of three distinct areas: Gift of Imagination, Gift of Knowledge and Gift of Assurance.
Gift of Imagination – $22,693
Justice Myron E. Leavitt Middle School – 3D Printing and Recycling Program
The 3D Printing and Recycle Program at Leavitt Middle School will use the grant to purchase supplies to build its own plastic repurposing center. This center will allow students and community members to repurpose their plastic into 3D printed objects that they have imagined, designed, created and printed. This program will help the school serve as the center of imagination for its students and community members.
Gift of Knowledge – $25,000
Sunrise Mountain High School – Equipment for Coding Club
Sunrise Mountain High School Coding Club will create a maker/coder space at the high school. With the STEM field taking over as the best paying and most rewarding careers, bringing this knowledge and experience to its students is an impactful way to assist them in learning a widely needed field.
Gift of Assurance – $25,000
Lucille Rogers Elementary – Project Healthy Minds
Project Healthy Minds at Rogers Elementary School aims to improve the basic mental and behavioral health of our students by implementing a school-wide social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) program: Project Healthy Minds. This tiered program will proactively teach protective factors, screen for early signs of SEB risk factors, and remediate issues before they escalate; build school capacity for instruction, cultural competency, and data-based decision making; and will engage community-based groups to support the families of Rogers Elementary School.
In addition to awarding the three top grants, this year for the first-time ever, The Rogers Foundation in tandem with Grantwell, also awarded 50 “Be A Philanthropist” micro-grants of $500 each to teachers and community members to allow them to fulfill a high-impact project or idea that needs funding.
Winners included programs and projects at; Del Sol Performing Arts High School, Helen J Stewart, Kenny Guinn Middle School, Canarelli Middle School, Gilbert Academy of Creative Arts, Jack & Terry Mannion Middle School, Grant Sawyer Middle School, Ruben P. Diaz Elementary, Robert Taylor Elementary, Nate Mack Elementary School, Chaparral High School, Andrew J Mitchell Elementary School, Sunrise Mountain High School, Laura Dearing Elementary School, Marion E. Cahlan Elementary School, Bonanza High School, Spring Valley High School, Valley High School, Red Rock Elementary School, Ed W. Clark High School Andrew J. Mitchell Elementary School, Foster Kinship, Diaz Elementary School, There is No Hero in Heroin, PEC Finances, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Mervin Iverson Elementary School, Shadow Ridge High School, Clark County School District, Thurman White Middle School, Andrew J Mitchell Elementary School, Olive Crest, West Career and Technical Academy, Gilbert Academy of Creative Arts, Liberty High School, Canarelli Middle School Knudson Middle School, Richard H Bryan Elementary School, Woolley Elementary School, Leaders in Training.