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Leaders Education Foundation Will Award $20,000 To Area Educators

JACKSON, Tenn. (July 25, 2022) – Leaders Education Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), will award $20,000 to West Tennessee educators through the L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grant program.

L.E.A.D.S Educator Grants Now Open

This program awards twenty $1,000 grants to area educators whose initiatives empower students to Learn, Experience, Advocate, Dream, and Serve.

“The L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grant embodies who we are as an organization. We are here to support lifelong learners and allow them to dream of a new future,” said Leigh Anne Bentley, president of Leaders Education Foundation. “We hope to help make lives better by championing the initiatives of inspiring educators.”

L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grant submissions are now open to any educator or school-based professional. For eligibility, educators do not have to be a member of Leaders Credit Union or Leaders Education Foundation, but must be employed by Pre-K centers, public or private K-12 schools, technical schools, Universities, or Colleges in West Tennessee. To be considered, educators must record a short video showcasing their idea, vision, or project, then complete an online application to submit their grant proposal.

More information can be found at Examples of past winners and projects can be found on Facebook, @LeadersGives. Submissions close Sept. 6, and social media voting takes place Sept. 12-16. Grant winners will be announced on Sept. 26, 2022.

“Each year, we are amazed by the creativity of the video submissions we receive,” Bentley said. “We want to continue to Give Forward by putting resources in the hands of those who make such a significant impact on our future leaders."