A generous grant from the Youth Advisory Committee of the Lapeer County Community Foundation will provide Mayfield Elementary students with 10 iPads for use in the classroom.
The grant, in the amount of $3,790, will give students the opportunity to harness the power of interactive technology to learn many of the fundamentals of primary education.
Ashley White, executive director of LCCF, said the foundation places a strong emphasis on education, one of the pillars of a strong community.
“We love to help the schools of Lapeer County,” White said. “We want to help the kids go above and beyond. It’s an important investment in our community’s future.”
Mayfield Principal Traci Chouinard said in the midst of tough economic times, schools like Mayfield count on the generosity of community organizations to continue to provide students with great experiences.
“Without their support, we would not be able to provide a lot of the extra that gifts like these give us an opportunity to provide,” Chouinard said. “We greatly appreciate their support. The kids and the teachers are excited and we’re ready to get going with it.”
The Lapeer County Community Foundation provides grants that enhance the quality of life in Lapeer County. The Foundation manages endowments totaling over $8 million in 59 funds for a wide range of charitable purposes.