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|Clinton Teacher Wins Grant|
Posted Date: 11/22/2016
Peñitas Farmers Insurance agent Rick Villareal honored teacher Guadalupe Yazmin Garcia at William J. Clinton Elementary School in Peñitas on Aug. 18.
Garcia received an educational grant of $2,500 to buy computers for her students to use to enrich their learning experience as part of the insurer’s Thank America’s Teachers program. Garcia was among 60 winners nationally to receive a $2,500 educational grant through the Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers national initiative. Across the nation teachers submitted proposals for funding during the first-round of submissions via the ThankAmericasTeachers.com website.
Launched at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California, with the help of PGA TOUR players Rickie Fowler and Charley Hoffman, Thank America’s Teachers features an iconic yellow school bus that is traveling coast-to-coast delivering opportunities to say thank you to teachers who give their time, talent and knowledge to ensure that our nation’s children become smarter and better prepared for the future.
Thank America's Teachers, Farmers will give away more than $1,000,000 to educators in 2015 and the public will help determine who receives the grants by voting online at ThankAmericasTeachers.com.
In addition to these local donations, Farmers will award 180 grants valued at $2,500 throughout the year. There will be a total of three rounds of 60 winners announced and teachers are urged to submit proposals in May for the current round. In addition, six Dream Big Teacher Challenge grants of $100,000 each will be awarded to help support innovative educational programs in communities across the country. Teachers can enter to win the $100,000 grant before the end of June and 15 finalists will be announced in September