In 2016, the Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences and Technologies, Inc. (FAST) began a program of mini-grants for Morgan County teachers. Awards gave priority to projects that enable and empower students to share new knowledge in voluntary “show-and-tell” with their families and friends.
FAST dissolved in 2020, and the program shifted to the Seely Foundation Paradox Fund.
The mini-grant program supports teachers who create meaningful learning experiences beyond standard classroom rote memorization and encourage students to apply their newly learned words and concepts in conversations outside the classroom. Grants range from $500 to $2,000 for collaborative projects that address several aspects of a topic or theme.
View the 8-15-2022 OLE Award Press Release.