LEF's mission to promote and support excellence in education is accomplished through several programs. These include a Grants program for Lafayette Parish Public Schools, LEF Teacher Awards, and Lifelong Learning Initiative.
Grants One of LEF's primary tools to promote excellence in education is by facilitating the Grants Program. This program is an extremely effective method of putting academic dollars directly into the classroom. Individual teachers are able to apply and receive mini grants of up to $1,000. School site grants of up to $5,000 are awarded for large scale projects involving an entire school, grade level or curriculum. By awarding grants directly to teachers, LEF encourages educators to create innovative and exceptional classroom strategies for learning.
Teacher Awards Each year community individuals, students and parents (past or present) have the opportunity to submit a nomination for a special teacher. All nominees are acknowledged at an "Academy Awards" style gala.
Lifelong Learning facilitates programs designed to build life skills necessary for student success in school, as well as in the future workforce.
Lafayette Education Foundation
"Promoting and supporting excellence in education in Lafayette Parish Schools."
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