No matter what 2020 brings, Vantage still hasn’t forgotten its roots in education—nor have we lessened our dedication to supporting educators.
We know this year poses more funding and practical challenges than usual, so we’re hosting our annual Impact Education contest as a way to support our heroes who work so hard to be a positive force for good in the lives of their students and school communities.
Hey educators! Do you have bold ideas to impact education?
As a credit union that was created by teachers for teachers, we know the continuous need to enhance pedagogy, maintain or transform programs, and acquire professional development. Our Impact Education contest provides five microgrants to educators to help make sure these essentials will still happen this year by awarding: two (2) $500 prizes, two (2) $1,000 prizes, or the grand prize of $2,000.
We want to empower you to pay for that dynamic learning activity, new technology, or training that could make a difference in your school or classroom. We’ve even made it easy for you to enter our contest.
1. Enter (September 1 – October 15)
Create a short video (approximately 60 seconds in length) explaining your bold plan to impact education, and then submit your video.
2. Vote (October 16 – 31)
After the entry period, encourage your colleagues, friends, family, and students—anyone to vote for your entry.
3. Win (November 16)
After the votes are counted, the winners will be announced. You could win one of five cash prizes to impact your school!
How could an extra $2,000 benefit your school, your students, or your career development?
Last year Vantage awarded microgrants to educators to fund a wide range of programs. We financed an initiative which added multilingual literature to a local high school library. We purchased an interactive computer program which develops reading skills in elementary students. Vantage also provided microgrants to purchase Chromebooks for fourth graders, a new state-of-the-art projector for a high school band, and carpentry tools for a high school program which fast-tracks students into apprenticeships and jobs.
What bold ideas will we fund this year? Could your classroom or school benefit?