Xenia Rotary Club Sponsors “Bringing History to Life” Grant 2023

Xenia Rotary Club Sponsors “Bringing History to Life” Grant

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) awards $25,000.00 in grants annually to the Xenia Community Schools. The grants fund projects that are innovative and provide enhancements to the standard school curriculum. The Xenia Rotary Club recently became a sponsor of a Warner Middle School Social Studies grant project.

The project will impact 300 7th grade students by helping to reinforce learning after units of study, focused on different periods of history and its culture, through hands-on activity. The $1,000.00 grant will be used to purchase supplies to create objects related to different historical periods. First semester activities included creating Greek pottery and building Roman coliseums. Some of the second semester activity will include both a stained glass project (Middle Ages) and Zen Garden development (Japan).

The grants awarded by the Foundation would not be possible without the help of the community. The Foundation announced a “Sponsor a Grant Program” six years ago. Individuals, organizations and businesses commit to providing funds to cover a portion of or an entire grant for a minimum of $500.00. Grants available for sponsorship have been selected by the XCSF Board of Directors from staff-submitted applications and an extensive application review and selection process conducted in conjunction with Xenia Community Schools.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation awards grants to teachers and staff of the Xenia Community Schools. Any Xenia Community Schools’ staff or community member can apply to the Foundation to fund special projects in classrooms. Projects are geared towards enriching student learning. Some applications represent district-wide initiatives. All the grants for Xenia Community School students and teachers are beyond what regular school funding can provide.

Xenia Community Schools Foundation, formerly known as the Xenia Educational Endowment Fund, is an Ohio non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation. Gifts made to the XCSF qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions. The Board of Directors includes both local residents and staff of the Xenia Community Schools District. For information about the XCSF, visit the website (xcsfoundation.com), check them out on Facebook (Xenia Community Schools Foundation) or leave a message at the Chamber of Commerce at 937-372-3591.
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