Invest in projects making a difference
You want more for students—those youth who will be the adults taking care of your world and the world of your grandchildren. And the GFPE wants more for our students too. That’s why we are asking you to invest in Georgia’s K-12 youth today. The following projects are currently seeking investors.
The Constitution Project
Started in 2015, the Constitution Project, initiated by Superintendent Woods, was responsible for getting the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents into the hands of all of the 4th graders across the state of Georgia. In the coming school year, Superintendent Richard Woods proposes once again supplying the nearly 140,000 4th graders across our state with a pocket constitution. To support the distribution, teachers will also be supplied with lesson ideas accessible on the internet.
Dual Language Immersion and World Languages Support Initiatives
The growth of Dual Language Immersion Programs in Georgia and the introduction of Georgia’s new Seal of Biliteracy and the subsequent need for the focus on building proficiencies has led to a desperate need to both better understand the effectiveness and results of the DLI model and to support increased quality professional development opportunities for world language teachers across Georgia. This project will identify and support the most effective practices of Georgia’s dual language immersion delivery models so we can replicate best practices and train teachers on implementation.
Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading (L4) Institutes
The L4 Literacy Institutes will fill the void left by the end of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant by providing a comprehensive approach to professional learning that will offer intensive, face-to-face sessions, additional online learning modules, as well as on-going support through the facilitation of professional learning communities and coaching.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Training
Superintendent Richard Woods’ goal is to have 75% of Georgia schools score a 4 or 5 on the Star Climate Rating by 2020 (currently 55% of Georgia Schools score a 4 or 5). Research shows schools who implement PBIS significantly reduce their discipline problems, improve student achievement, improve teacher retention, and improve overall school climate.
Sporting Equipment for Youth at our Three State Schools
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD), Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB), and Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD) are the only three public schools exclusively serving the deaf, hard of hearing, and visually impaired K-12 youth in Georgia. Each school has a need for sporting equipment (uniforms, awning, etc.) to support their youth in healthy play.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Expansion
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents and school and community staff how to help adolescents experiencing mental health, addiction or other crises. Support of this program will provide training for 32 staff, 2 for each RESA, who will train an additional 1,200 educators minimum. The cost of this is $71,060 therefore the cost, is $57.68 per trainee and the impact is all 1.7 million K-12 public school students across the state of Georgia.
Teacher of the Year
Celebrate a local district’s Teacher of the Year with up to a $500 cash award that will go towards supplies for their classroom.
Invest in your vision of change
We can be the mechanism through which you work to accomplish your goals in Georgia’s K-12 education space. Do you have a project you would like to fund while receiving tax credit? The GFPE can help you accomplish your goals.
Perhaps your company has a matching program as well? We can help with that!
Contact Paige Pushkin ([email protected]) today to find out how.
Other ways to support Georgia’s youth
Bequests are among the most popular and easiest ways to make a planned gift. Gifts made through wills and revocable trusts are often directed to the GFPE’s permanent endowment. Endowments are a particularly effective way to leave a lasting legacy, since the earnings accrued on endowed gifts support the GFPE in perpetuity.
Purchase a Georgia Support Education/Educator Tag
All proceeds benefit the programs of the GFPE.
Choose the GFPE as the beneficiary of your pre-tax donation. Make it monthly and, for the cost of a latte or movie ticket each month, you can easily invest a larger sum.