ABACUS is HCF’s initiative to improve graduation and post-secondary access rates by focusing on students in the middle-school years. To support the critical role of teachers in this goal, Hamilton Community Foundation launched a new small grants program – up to $500 – for Grade 6, 7 and 8 teachers to provide enrichment activities that support overall ABACUS objectives.
Including exciting ventures like a hands-on opportunity to design, test and build pneumatic and hydraulic systems, to experiencing pre-1850 Canadian history at Battlefield Park, to publishing a student-produced community newspaper, the first round drew almost 70 applications from teachers across the city, reflecting a wide range of projects that share an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement.
Teachers take note: the next application deadline for ABACUS Teacher Grants is March 1, 2017. Check it out at ABACUSatHCF.ca
Exceprt from 2016 Fall Legacy newsletter