Foundation Grant Supports Young Xenia Readers
Each summer, the Xenia Community Schools Foundation awards classroom grants to educators going above and beyond to help their students. More than $5,700 was awarded for the 2012-2013 school year and the XCSF looks forward to the final report next year detailing how this year’s grants made a difference.
The results of the 2011-2012 funding cycle are in now and Xenia’s librarians, Kay Gerspacher and Rebecca Stroble, were able to provide 123 eBooks and 82 new graphic novels for students with their XCSF grants. The 82 bound books were checked out over 600 times and circulation for the eBooks was over 1,700.
Both reading and technology usage are fundamentally important skills and the Xenia Community Schools Foundation is pleased to support teachers who look beyond the realities of budget constraints for creative ways to better serve students.
Established in 1985 as the Xenia Educational Endowment Fund by the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is comprised of local business leaders, educators, and citizens interested in supporting high educational standards for Xenia’s young people. Since its inception, the XCSF has donated nearly $170,000 in classroom grants and student scholarships and is committed to attracting and connecting the financial and human resources of the community to enhance academic achievement.
For more information about the XCSF, please contact Executive Director Kelly Lehman at 937-760-4100 or KellyMarieLehman@gmail.com.