The Bright Ideas program began with the North Carolina Statewide EMC in 1994 and has since been adopted by many EMC's across the country, including Southern Rivers Energy. It is funded by our Operation Round Up program and is aimed at providing teachers in our communities with the tools they need to make their creative and innovative lesson plans a reality for their students.
It is our hope that these grants will inspire teachers to think outside the box and create exciting projects that enrich the education experience for their students. Projects can be designed to enhance any area of curriculum inside or outside the classroom, or in a virtual environment.
The ideal project will maintain an educational component while encouraging teamwork. Preference is given to projects that inspire learning through fun and creative approaches that can be implemented year after year. Grant requests could be materials for literature, manipulatives, equipment, digital resources, field trips, guest speakers, admission/travel expenses, and other things that support learning for students.
- Applications must be submitted and received before 12:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2023.
- Early Bird deadline and entry in the $250 Amazon gift card drawing is August 11, 2023.
- Applications received after the September 1 deadline will not be considered.
- Check presentations by the Bright Ideas Brigade will be made Oct. 18-19, 2023.
Contact Kathryn Green at 770-358-1383, ext. 348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do NOT include the name of your school, school mascot, county, or any reference that would indicate yours or your school's identity in the project title or description.