Robbinsdale Teachers Receive Grant Money Surprise
It was a day of giving and surprises in the Robbinsdale School District. The Seven Dreams Foundation made wishes a reality Wednesday. The organization did that by giving out grants throughout the district, including six to Armstrong High School staff members.
“It’s fun to surprise people,” said Jackie Wells with the Seven Dreams Foundation. “We hand out big checks and create a little bit of hoopla when we go into classrooms. This year we received 40 applications for grants and we very happily were able to fund 17 of those grants.”
Kids Benefit Too
The Seven Dreams grant patrol also spread unexpected joy and happiness at Forest Elementary School in Crystal. Teacher Bell Nelson said the kids will benefit from the grants and will help “make their work sparkle.”
Seven Dreams doled out a total of $38,000 in grant money to the Robbinsdale School District teachers.
“Without the grant they might not have the supplies at home that they would through this grant,” Nelson said. “That was my thinking in applying for it.”
At Forest, the money comes at the perfect time. It will be used to upgrade the school’s media center.
The Seven Dreams Education Foundation is a nonprofit founded by community members, parents and education professionals of Robbinsdale Area Schools. Since its inception in 2003, Seven Dreams has funded 181 grants totaling more than $366,000 to support student learning initiatives.