Monday, July 27, 2015

Grant money left on the table that can help children in Lake Worth

Jennifer Sorentrue at The Palm Beach Post has the most unbelievable article today. For a host of reasons the Palm Beach County Cultural Council has grant money available to help teach children and they're having a hard time giving it away. Not kidding.
     With budget cuts limiting art and music instruction in schools, field trips to and programs at cultural centers could help fill some of the void — if teachers and students can access them. So, a local nonprofit group wants to help provide free field trips to Palm Beach County school students who might not otherwise have a chance to visit an art museum, theater or other cultural venue. [emphasis added]
     As students and teachers prepare to return to school this fall, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is trying to raise awareness about a grant program it uses to help cover the cost of field trips and buses needed to transport students to area cultural attractions.
    Two private donors have pledged a total of roughly $10,000 a year to help send students on “cultural expeditions” that allow them to experience the arts outside of the classroom.
Get with it folks. Go there today and pick up the paperwork: the PBC Cultural Council is located at the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, 601 Lake Avenue, in downtown Lake Worth.