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Cibola receives $15,000 grant for STEM Education Project

Yuma Union High School District was awarded an America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Growing Generation Green grant totaling $15,000. The grant will be used at Cibola High School for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects.

"We are very thankful and appreciative of our local farmers and the Bayer Fund,” Cibola Principals Derek Bosch said. “Receiving this grant will give our students an opportunity to have access to more resources and tools to enhance their learning."

According to the website, the Grow Rural Education program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 to $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. These grants are helping to improve test scores, but better yet, are getting children to “think bigger about their tomorrow.”

“The outcome of this project is to impact our community by exposing students to possible careers in plant sciences, focusing on Yuma’s future agricultural needs,” Cibola Science Instructional Leader Patricia Garcia said. “As science educators we feel very passionate about giving our students hands-on exposure to research. Bayer Fund and our local farmers through this grant are providing the support we need to incorporate resources not normally available to our Yuma students in the classroom. We are so excited and grateful for this support given to us, and we know that our students will do amazing things."

More information about The Bayer Fund program can be found at: www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education

Kevin Swearingin