LEADER Fund awards first grant to middle school STEM program

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From The Lapeer County Press:

The LEADER (Lapeer Education & Athletic Development Expenses Resource) Fund awarded its first grant last Wednesday to the Lapeer Community Schools’ middle school Project Lead The Way (PLTW). The $1,408 grant will be used fund the purchase of KidWind Kits that will help 50 to 60 middle school students study wind energy science.

The LEADER Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was formed in April of this year with a mission to “financially support academic and athletic endeavors within the Lapeer Community Schools in order to assist students and faculty in their pursuit of excellence.” The group’s first fundraiser was a Hole-in-One Shootout held in June at the Metamora Golf & Country Club.

LEADER Fund Chairman Craig Watson is pleased that the fund’s first grant is to support an academic endeavor. “We are here to be a resource for all LCS teachers and students. We’re happy that the PLTW group reached out to us so we can help them develop the next generation of science and tech leaders,” said Watson.

The LEADER Fund is planning their next fundraiser to take place this fall. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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