Louisville Ky middle school’s generosity wins top dollars in grant money

Louisville, Ky., – Johnson Traditional Middle School was one of five schools nationwide awarded $5,000 in technology products as a recipient of the Lead2Feed Challenge Early Entry Drawing.

The Johnson Traditional Middle School student team, led by teacher Stephanie Weatherholt, partnered with local Louisville community food pantry Dare to Care to help alleviate local hunger.
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The student team held two can drives stuffing close to 1,300 backpacks with more than 2,800 cans of food and on the day of their event, their teacher was in a car accident, but still encouraging the students to rally together to make her proud and surpass their goal!
The technology grants will be used to obtain tablets and computers which will aid educators and students in their efforts to make meaningful change in their communities and worldwide.
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Winning schools were randomly selected from registered teachers who completed and entered their Lead2Feed Challenge projects by December 11, 2015. The next Early Entry Awards Drawing deadline is March 11, 2016.

Since its inception three years ago, more than one million middle and high school students from 3,500 schools and clubs across all 50 states have participated in Lead2Feed. Teachers/Advisors can register their student teams for the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program and enter the Lead2Feed Challenge online at www.lead2feed.org for the opportunity to win over $275,000 in charity grants and $170,000 in technology grants for schools and clubs. The deadline for the next Early Entry Awards Drawing is March 11, 2016.

“The Lead2Feed Challenge provides educators with a free turnkey service-learning experience and empowers students to be leaders making a difference in their community and around the globe,” said Diane Barrett, Executive Director of the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning, Inc. “The twice a year Lead2Feed Early Entry Drawings add value and provide another reason for educators and students to get involved.”