With an illustrious history of over 33 years, the Business Education Support Team (BEST) has been a driving force in supporting our educators and students. Together with esteemed members of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, we have been assigning STEM mini grants of $500.00 to $5,000 or more to teachers, empowering them to embark on student enhancement projects. Witness the joy on young faces as they engage in hands-on experiments, unravel the mysteries of technology, and unleash their potential through these transformative projects.
But that's not all! We are also proud to fuel a love for reading through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL). Every month, age-appropriate books are brought right to the doorsteps of Stratford parents, encouraging a passion for reading well before kindergarten. By investing in the power of imagination, we are sowing the seeds for lifelong learning and igniting a flame that will burn bright in the hearts of our little ones.
And now, we invite you to embark on an exciting journey with us by introducing InspirED, a groundbreaking program developed in collaboration with Yale University. InspirED focuses on fostering social and emotional learning, nurturing racial tolerance, and promoting student collaboration with community programs. Together, we can empower our students to become compassionate leaders, equipped with the skills needed to navigate an ever-changing world.
But we don't want to stop here! The Stratford Education Foundation is eager to expand our programs further, reaching even more students and making a lasting impact on their lives. We believe in the power of innovation and the boundless potential of our students. With your support, we can introduce STEAM initiatives, mentorship programs, scholarships, and technology enhancements that will shape the minds of our future leaders.
Now is the time to join forces and make a difference like never before. By becoming a sponsor, your business will not only gain exposure and positive community recognition but also contribute to the educational growth of Stratford's young minds. Imagine the pride you'll feel as you witness students delving into the world of science, confidently presenting their innovative ideas, and realizing their dreams, all thanks to your support.
There are a number of individuals, clubs, and organizations that support students and teachers of Stratford Public Schools through the Stratford Education Foundation (SEF) throughout the year. We are so grateful to have community sponsors who help partner with SEF to make student scholarships, teacher grants, and special projects possible across the Stratford Public School District.
THANK YOU to all of our sponsors! We are so thankful for your continued support and are proud to be your partner!