Beyond The Books Educational Foundation
BEYOND THE BOOKS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION was formed to fund innovative enrichment programs for the students of Unit 5 and District 87 public schools. These programs extend the resources of the school districts, enabling educators to go beyond standard classroom experiences.
The recipients of these funds are educators whose creative and unique ideas are launched into model programs that can be adapted for use throughout the districts. These projects provide additional learning, experiences for students that are not typically funded by normal tax support.
WHAT KINDS OF ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARE FUNDED?
The objective of BEYOND THE BOOKS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is to fund innovative programs, which are not currently offered, that enhance educational experiences.
The Foundation is committed to educational excellence in the core academic areas, the arts and humanities, sciences, and technology. All age levels and areas of study are considered.
HOW IS THE FOUNDATION STRUCTURED?
BEYOND THE BOOKS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation. Its purpose is to provide a long-term, self-sustaining financial base that will annually fund innovative academic programs in Unit 5 and District 87 public schools.
All work is accomplished by volunteers who serve without salary as the Board of Directors. Annually the Board elects officers and directors, reviews policies and practices, evaluates the funded projects and conducts a financial audit.
"I am excited to offer several literature-based, after-school programs for the children at our school."
"Thank you for supporting educational programs which wouldn't have been funded through traditional sources."
"Your funds provided me with skill, equipment, and expertise."
"Thanks for helping expand our writing program. Good communication skills will benefit our students."
"We offer opportunities for hands-on learning experiences for students in our"People of the Talking Prairie Program."
"Thank you for the grant to educate area elementary students about agricultural education. Agriculture affects everyone's life everyday."
"Funding our program will provide a positive role model for our students."
"You will help our teachers encourage the joy of reading in our children."
HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO BEYOND THE BOOKS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION?
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