[Source: Lindsey Stockton, Eastern Arizona Courier] — Teachers in Graham and Greenlee counties will have an opportunity to participate in projects otherwise out of their reach, thanks to a mini-grant program sponsored by the Phelps Dodge Foundation. The general program objective is to support education through various programs and partnerships with the goal of increasing quality and providing enhanced opportunities for teachers and students.
Thirteen grants totaling $6,450 were awarded to schools throughout Graham County, and two Greenlee County schools received money, as well. The first round of grants was awarded in the fall 2005 semester, and another round followed in spring 2006. Small grants ranging from $100 to $500 are awarded to classes in Phelps Dodge-operating communities twice a year. The amount awarded is based on projects or programs proposed in the application and its success in meeting the criteria outlined by the foundation.
The guidelines include mining, mineral or natural resources education, science, math or technology programs, reading and literacy programs, high school vocational training or preparatory programs, college prep programs, environmental education, and safety education. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]