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Cox Employees Award Over $6,200 to Gulf Coast Schools

Cox Communications employees have awarded a total of $6,204 in grants to local schools, through Cox Charities Innovation in Education Grants. The program provides employee funded grants of up to $2,500 for classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination. Earlier this year, schools were invited to submit applications for funding. This year’s recipients of the Cox Charities Innovation in Education grants are:

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  • Bluewater Elementary School – Kristen Detweiler received $654 for Science of Reading Phonics Resources. Through the Science of Reading program, a variety of hands on activities and games are used to enhance reading skills.
  • Bruner Middle School – Jennifer Badger in Fort Walton Beach was awarded $1,500 for her Classroom Improvement program that offers silent activities to help students with ADHD and ADD that cannot sit for periods of time. The activities utilize resistance bands, stabilizing balls and noise canceling headphones.
  • Kingsfield Elementary School – Kenli Orozco received $1,000 to Cook up Success. Through this program, the class of 4thgraders benefit from learning how to cook and explore various tools of the kitchen.
  • Lipscomb Elementary School – Tally Hawthorne received $1,050 for Connecting Past to Present: The Road to Reading Achievement. This reading program builds connections through emotions and character traits of historical figures.
  • Myrtle Grove Elementary School – Savannah Jernigan received $1,000 for the PBIS program, an evidence-based, tiered framework that supports students’ behavioral, academic, social and mental health.
  • Plew Elementary School – Shawana Crist’s GRAND Readers program received a $1,000 grant. The program brings older members of the community into the school to work with children who need a little extra help.

“As Cox celebrates our 125th anniversary as a company in 2023, it’s important that we remember our roots,” said David Deliman, vice president of Cox’s Gulf Coast Market. “We were founded in 1898 by a retired schoolteacher who believed it was important to give back to the community, especially in the field of education. Our employees still live those values today, giving their own money to support these great classroom programs.”

In addition to the Innovation in Education grants, Cox Charities offers Community Investment grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. This grant application will open in August 2021. For more information about Cox Charities, visitwww.CoxCharitiesSER.org.

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