MOUNTAIN AREA — Be the Power of One, a locally based nonprofit, is introducing a program called “Teacher’s Toolbox” to assist local K-8 teachers with projects in the area of STEM or the arts that are not covered by school district budgets.
“At Be the Power of One we understand that local school budgets are stretched to the limit,” says the organization’s Executive Director, Susan Madden. “We believe our students deserve the best education possible, and we don’t believe teachers should reach into their own pockets to make that happen.”
Teachers will decide how to best use funds received and will request those funds through an application process.
The new program is made possible by two grants received recently:
• The Central California Women’s Network selected Be the Power of One as one of 89 nonprofits serving women and children in Central California. The organizations selected were recognized at a Community Celebration earlier this year.
• More recently, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino recognized the organization through their Chukchansi Cares program. Be the Power of One was one of eight non-profit organizations selected to spin their Wheel of Cash for a chance to win one million dollars. While none of the organizations landed on the million dollar prize, all received a large donation from Chukchansi.
About Be the Power of One
Be the Power of One is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting education through support of schools both locally and abroad. To find out more, please visit the website at bethepowerof1.org. If you are a K-8 teacher in Eastern Madera County interested in more information on Teacher’s toolbox, contact Susan Madden at 559-683-4569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.