The South Carolina Farm to Institution Program has released their 2015-2016 Farm to School RFP. Schools have an opportunity to receive a grant totaling $4,000 to implement the Farm to School project, teach students about healthy eating and support local farmers. For more information and to apply click here.
We want to send out our congratulations to those schools who received the 2014/2015 school year Fuel Up to Play 60 grants whom are also participating in the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness Checklist Competition in South Carolina School Districts. Great job teams!!
These schools include:
Bamberg-Erhardt Middle School (Bamberg District 1)
Bamberg-Erhardt High School (Bamberg District 1)
Daniel Jenkins Creative Learning Center (Charleston)
Cainhoy Elementary School (Berkeley)
Jennie More Elementary School (Charleston)
Richard Carroll Elementary School (Bamberg District 1)
Schools who received this grant are awarded $4000.00 to spend on nutrition and physical activity related items and programs. These grants are available to qualified K-12 schools to "kick start healthy changes".
If your School Wellness Committee is interested in applying for next year, applications open in Spring 2015.
The next deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Awarded applicants will receive funds to be used in the 2015/2016 school year.
Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2015 CRBR! Applications are due 10/10/2014!
Schools are encouraged to apply using this form. You can receive points on your School Wellness Checklist for participating as a school team in the CRBR! Its a win-win:)
From the CRBR and the Coastal Community Foundation:
"The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction and also helps broaden community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The CRBR serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world. In 2006, CRBR created a fund at Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) to distribute grants to Lowcountry non-profit organizations that advance the CRBR objective of the promotion of regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. Applicants are encouraged to focus on the following outcomes: public awareness of the importance of regular physical exercise; providing opportunity for regular physical exercise; and/or increasing opportunity for participation in the CRBR by underserved populations."
Also, join us on the bridge this coming Saturday at 9am (9/13) on the Charleston side!