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Making a Difference for Michigan Students
The Andy Steensma Agency has been busy traveling to schools to present teachers with Back-to-School Grants of up to $100 from The Meemic Foundation. According to a 2013 survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend $1.6 billion out of pocket each year for supplies and gear for and gear for the classrooms. The BtS Grant will help teachers offset those costs.
The winners: (Top) Brian Mulder and Pamela VanVelsen at West Elementary School in Grandville, MI.
Gabriel Snyder of Lee High School
Jodi Barthel of Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center
Jonathan Haga of North Godwin Elementary School
Kjia Pawloski and Tom Trout of Robert L. Nickels Intermediate School
Meredith Greengard of Brookwood Elementary
Steve Uyl of Kraft Meadows Middle School, which won a $1,000 grant
Anita Niemi of NorthPointe Christian School
Lori VanderBaan of Grand Rapids Christian
Melanie Moerdyk of Plymouth Christian High School
Vanessa Richard of Challenger Elementary School