[DELAND, Fl.] – The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $21,683.50 Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grant to George Marks Elementary in Deland for funding a functional computer center on campus. George Marks Elementary is one of 608 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant during its spring 2017 grants cycle for improvement projects.
To bring this project to fruition, the GME community purchased and constructed individual student computer stations, each consisting of a desk, chair and laptop. The computers are available daily, so that students can conduct research and have equitable access to school and district-based programs. The devices will help increase student achievement by allowing students to have access to engaging programs aligned with curriculum standards. They will learn to be responsible digital citizens and independent information seekers. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2017.
"Integration of technology into the curriculum can result in student engagement in higher order learning activities," said Principal Julie Roseboom. "We look forward to the students using the laptops to create a rich learning environment, build understanding, and collaborate with peers."
Since its inception in 2005, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more than $54 million in grants to more than 11,000 schools, benefiting more than 7 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Schools may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com.
Since 1957, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped improve communities across North America through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.
Lowe's, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.