2014 Community Fund Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters – $10,000.00
Big Buddy Program: Operates in all six elementary schools. The Program matches children from single parent homes with high school, college, and adult buddies for weekly activities.
Davie Family YMCA $2,500.00
Davie County Reads – Literacy Initiative: Funding for the literacy computer lab, software and materials. The program provides one-on-one tutoring to adults in our community with customized programs based on their needs. Chiefly non-english speaking adults, adult non-readers and low level adult readers.
Cooleemee Elementary School $13,200.00
SOAR Summer Camp: Funding for the Summer Reading program which has been very beneficial in supporting student growth for the past several years. Data shows students are weak with vocabulary, comprehension and written expression. SOAR 2014 will focus on developing these skills.
Cooleemee Elementary School $2,315.00
Kinder Camp: A camp for rising kindergarteners. Camp will emphasize socialization, literacy and writing training, and mathematics as well as focus on readiness and transition skills.
Davie County GO FAR $2,000.00
GO FAR (Go Out For A Run): Support to curriculum expenses and scholarships to accept all students into the program. It is a comprehensive healthy lifestyles program with a 5K race goal. GO FAR has programs at 4 Davie County schools thus far.
Mocksville Elementary School $7,272.00
STEM and the World Around US: Support for a summer “STEM” camp for rising 1st through 5th graders. 12 sessions with emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math with literacy integrated throughout the entire camp. Community speakers will also enrich students with their expertise.
Mocksville Elementary School used grant funds to provide a 12-session STEM Camp for 59 students. Grant funds paid for six instructor salaries, supplies, and a field trip to Discovery Place in Charlotte on the last day. Students learned about food science, how animals help in the recycling process, how to clean oil spills using different materials, constructed crash-test cars, and made super bouncy balls. It was a terrific summer educational experience made possible through a grant from Community Funds!
Mocksville Elementary School $3,200.00
Kinder Camp: Support for 2, 3-week camps for rising kindergarteners identified as at-risk. Emphasis placed on socialization, literacy, writing, math and speech/language stimulation. Classroom will consist of 1 teacher, 1 assistant and 12-16 children with activities to emphasize parent participation.
Pinebook Elementary School $6,700.00
PRIDE Academy: Funds are for selected students in rising 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades to participate in a science themed summer tutoring camp at no family cost, using reading materials, written assignments, math computations, and special events. Students with difficulties in phonemic awareness, reading comprehension or math problem solving will be targeted.
Shady Grove Elementary School $3,240.00
Summer Reading Camp: Funds to provide summer reading instruction camp for students who struggle with reading and to give them an opportunity to practice their reading skills.
Sheriff’s Office $3,500.00
D.A.R.E. Leadership Camp: Requests funds to hold a camp for rising 6th graders with leadership potential to be teamed with at risk youth, both of whom completed the DARE program. They will travel 1 week through the NC and TN mountains to develop positive role models, improve leadership qualities, strengthen friendships and build self-esteem.
Cornatzer Elementary School $6,927.00
Hands-on Minds Together: Requests support for a summer camp for at risk students. 1st – 4th graders sustain reading through engaging projects and a pre-k camp encourages readiness and parent involvement. Priorities include critical analysis, problem solving, creativity, small groups and teamwork.
William R. Davie Elementary School $9,840.00
Summer of Fun Learning Academy: Request support to provide reading/math remediation to students that are having academic difficulty in those areas. Students will work one-on-one and/or in a small group with a teacher/teacher assistant during the summer to develop critical thinking skills and prevent the summer deficit.
North Davie Middle School $3,700.00
7th -9th Future Ready Camp: Request for summer camp to increase student’s awareness of post-secondary opportunities and career exploration and to help students develop future goals. Participation in real life activiites will enable students to make responsible choices for their future and prepare them as they transition into high school.
Davie County Schools $5,000.00
6th and 7th Grade Totally Responsible Person Curriculum: Grant will fund a research based character education program beginning Fall 2014 with 6th graders through the Health Education classes. Becoming a Totally Responsible Person (TRP) is a nationally recognized program addressing personal growth and responsibility to help students assume ownership of their actions, words and thoughts. This will continue through their 7th grade year.