The Lakewood Education Foundation gave out its 2016 classroom improvement grants to Lakewood schools on November 17, and this year LEF was able to fulfill 111 requests totaling $51,830. That’s a record-breaking year for LEF.
Pictured are Lakewood High School teachers with LEF President Todd Rogers (at left) and LBUSD Board Member Diana Craighead and LEF Vice President Steve Croft (at right).
The number one request for Lakewood classroom improvement grants was for extra books, proving that some teaching tools never go out of fashion. Following close behind were requests for science and lab equipment, educational field trips, and classroom technology such as Apple TVs and iPads. Only 31 classroom requests could not be fulfilled because of a shortage of funds.
“We want to extend a huge ‘thank-you’ to everyone who donated to LEF this past year,” said LEF President Todd Rogers and Vice President Steve Croft. “Your generosity over the past year really does make it to classrooms where it provides a positive boost to our kids’ education.”
An annual fireworks stand, Columbus Day golf tournament, and hundreds of individual donations raise the annual support funding. After very modest expenses, 100% of donations reach kids in Lakewood classrooms.
See a video and learn more about LEF at www.lakewoodcity.org/LEFvideo.
Donating can be done year round at www.lakewoodcity.org/donateLEF.