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48 Teachers Receive Bright Ideas Grants from Jackson EMC

Jackson EMC is helping teachers bring exciting ideas to life in their classrooms with the Bright Ideas grant program. This year, the cooperative awarded 48 grants to teachers in 30 schools totaling $73,600. 

The Bright Ideas grant program awards up to $2,000 to sixth through eighth-grade teachers in Jackson EMC’s service area for innovative class projects that would go unfunded otherwise. 

This year’s grants will fund projects in science, technology, art, music, math and more.

Since 2015, Jackson EMC has awarded more than $550,000 in Bright Ideas grants to local educators. 

Funded projects provide a unique, hands-on, student-led learning experience that create opportunities for improved critical thinking skills. A panel of independent judges with expertise in education reviews the applications. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in August.

For more information and to view a full list of Bright Ideas grant winners, visit jacksonemc.com/brightideas.