WAUKEGAN – The Meemic Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Meemic Insurance Company, announced that Emily Mateos received a grant at Robert Abbott Middle School. Representative Bo Harper, of NorthShore Insurance Advisors in Lake Bluff, was on hand to present the check and congratulate the recipient.
Mateos applied for funding to support her Math and the Real World Project. She wrote, “This project will be one way to address students’ thinking about real world application of mathematical concepts which is a primary focus of state standards. They will have opportunity to view how different mathematical strands are used in their everyday lives. There is a strong disconnect between what students learn in the classroom and their home life. My thought is to bring real world experiences that they can read about to inspire them and get them thinking about all they can do with what they learn in school, in particular the mathematics classroom.”
“Exceptional educators are always looking for new and creative ways to inspire their students and we want to make sure that financial concerns don’t stand in the way of those ideas,” said Pamela Harlin, Director for the Meemic Foundation. “The goal of Meemic Foundation grants is to provide the resources necessary for teachers to create a dynamic learning environment for students that not only educates the children but inspires them as well.”
Grant applications are evaluated based on a variety of criteria that are provided on The Meemic Foundation website. To date, the Foundation has had a tremendous impact on the educational community with more than $2 million in grants given out to fund inspiring and effective initiatives. The Foundation looks to fund innovative programs, events or projects that will significantly enhance students’ classroom experiences in all educational settings including public, private, parochial, and charter schools as well as colleges and universities.
The Meemic Foundation has been offering financial assistance in the form of grants to schools and educators for more than 25 years.
Annually, teachers spend a good amount of their hard-earned money on educational supplies for their classrooms. According to a recent study conducted by Perry Research Professionals for the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), public school teachers in the United States spend more than $1.6 billion out-of-pocket on school supplies and instructional materials. That equates to an average total of $945 on materials per teacher per year for their classrooms. Meemic Foundation grants can help alleviate budget strains on teachers via grants and allow educators the freedom to be creative with their lessons.
Meemic provided grants to various Illinois schools to enhance the education experience for their students.
About The Meemic Foundation
The Meemic Foundation http://www.MeemicFoundation.com for the Future of Education was created by Meemic Insurance Company in 1992. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the future of education by offering financial assistance to schools and educators. Over the years we have had the pleasure of providing funding to some of the most creative and passionate teachers in the world. Their stories inspire us to continue funding projects that affect a large number of students and support the educational communities that we proudly serve.