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​BCPS Set to Receive PNC Grow Up Great Grant

Friday, January 22, 2016
 
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Who:
Head Start, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, and Exceptional Student Education Preschool Students; District Staff; Sesame Street’s Elmo; and Representatives from the PNC Foundation

What:
During a kickoff event, the PNC Foundation will announce its Grow Up Great grant award to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) for more than $56,000.  Sesame Street’s Elmo will join the festivities, with a surprise visit to pre-kindergarten students participating in the event.

The PNC Grow Up Great grant supports Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) initiatives, which enhance preschool education. BCPS will work with fellow grant recipients Palm Beach State College and the Young at Art Museum (Broward) to improve access to arts and science resources for hundreds of pre-K students, their families and early childhood educators. The Broward Education Foundation is also partnering with BCPS to support the Grow Up Great grant.
        
When:
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 10 a.m.

Where:  
Lauderdale Manors Early Learning and Family Resource Center
Multi-Purpose/Cafeteria
1400 NW 14th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311

Why:
Learning in a child's early years is essential to his or her long-term success.~Through Grow Up Great, a $350   million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004, PNC helps prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life.~With a focus on underserved children, Grow Up Great provides the leadership, advocacy, funding, volunteers and educational resources to help families, educators and community partners provide innovative opportunities that enhance children’s learning and development. To date, the program has served more than 1.5 million children.

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