Donations totaling $54,766 will fund several academic enrichment programs in public schools

The Beaverton Education Foundation on Thursday morning announced winners of its 2014 BEF Kids Count Grants.

The grants were funded by $54,766 in community donations and will be used by schools in the Beaverton School District to offer summer and after-school programs.

The winners are:

Aloha-Huber Park K-8 School for a Math Plus Reinforcement Class

Nanci Pretzer was awarded $6,566 for a summer program tailored to meet the needs of second- through fourth-grade students to increase engagement in math and engineering design. Students will continue to receive time for math skill practice and reinforcement when the school year begins, through the after-school portion of the program.

Cedar Mill, Raleigh Park and Ridgewood elementary schools for Camp Achieve

Brian Horn, Glen Rutherford and Scot Stockwell were awarded $24,000 for this nine-week, collaborative summer school, offering high-quality, research-based instruction to help prevent summer slide.

Chehalem Elementary School for Summer STEM Enrichment

Kate Kelley and Erika Hansen were awarded $6,500 that will benefit students from Chehalem, Fir Grove, Nancy Ryles and Cooper Mountain elementary schools. Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Enrichment, a five-week program, provides English language learners, migrant and Native American students in grades first through fifth, access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.

McKinley Elementary School for Jump Start 2014

Carol Baltazar was awarded $10,000 for this focused and intentional academic summer program that will give incoming kindergarten students the jump start they need to be successful in the classroom.

Vose Elementary School for Go-Green: Sustainability STEM Summer School

Jennifer Stackhouse was awarded $7,700 that will serve students from Vose, Greenway, McKay, Montclair and Ridgewood elementary schools. This hands-on science, technology, engineering and math summer program will serve English language learners, migrant and Native American students.

The foundation's 2014 Kids Count Grants were funded through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program, with donations from Genentech, First Tech Credit Union and Portland General Electric Foundation.

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