MONTGOMERY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF) was founded in 2000 as a program of the Central Alabama Community Foundation and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. Community leaders recognized the importance of supporting the public school system as an investment in our children, our community and our future. Since its founding, the foundation has focused its efforts on supporting the Alabama Reading Initiative, providing professional development for school administration and staff, the promotion of student achievement, the encouragement of public engagement, and the development of school readiness (Pre-K programs).
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRAIN BRAWL CHAMPIONS!
The Legendary Amazing, Magnificent, Pedagogues representing LAMP High School took home the top prize of $1,500 at the 2016 Brain Brawl! They were followed by Capell & Howard, P.C. competing on behalf of Baldwin Middle Magnet and The Southern Poverty Law Center competing for Southlawn Elementary who were awarded $1,000 and $750 respectively. The Brain Brawl Trivia Challenge is a exciting team trivia night where over 30 teams competed for the chance to win for the Montgomery Public School of their choice while raising funds to support our ongoing work at the Montgomery Education Foundation. Visit mefbrainbrawl.com to learn more and stay tuned for news about next year's event!
MONTGOMERY STUDENTS DEFEAT THE SUMMER SLIDE
For the fourth year in a row, the Montgomery Education Foundation hosted the Brain Forest Summer Academy, a 5-week academic enrichment program dedicated to defeating the "summer slide" for Montgomery's public school students. Over 240 students this summer participated in our program where they were engaged daily in a project-based learning environment including a grade level appropriate novel study and math. Students also covered STEM, financial literacy, the arts, and received exciting daily recreation. Through the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, families, and program staff the results of this summer showed ZERO loss for these rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students!
Thank you to our sponsors:
The City of Montgomery and Montgomery Parks and Recreation, Montgomery County Commission, Montgomery Public Schools, Central Alabama Community Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Montgomery Foundation, The Junior League of Montgomery, MT Selby Fund, BBVA Compass Bank, Till Family Charitable Fund, Loeb Family Fund, The Working Women’s Home Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Nu Chapter
Stay tuned for our reports breaking down our summer success.
HYUNDAI KICKS OFF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR IN STYLE
The Montgomery Education Foundation recently joined the Hyundai Motor Manufacturers team to celebrate their commitment for 11 years to the children of Montgomery Public Schools! Their Back-to-School Kickoff has been highly successful each year as the team presents MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen with over 400 backpacks filled with necessary school supplies. The Hyundai team makes this happen each year for our kids and we couldn't be more thankful for their partnership!
BRAIN FOREST ALUMNI STEP INTO THEIR OWN CLASSROOMS
In the Brain Forest Summer Academy, our classroom assistants are critical to the day-to-day operations of the program. These assistants not only work with their teachers on daily lessons, instructional delivery, and behavior managements, but spend dedicated time with their own breakout groups during the afternoon portion of the day. The professional development of these college students and recent graduates is very important to the MEF team and we are thrilled that all four of our graduate hires have accepted jobs in Montgomery Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Best of luck to Ms. Ware, Ms. Pippen, Ms. Ledford, and Ms. Perine as they take on their very own classrooms!
MEF’S SUMMER NEWSLETTER
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