Education in Action is excited to announce we received a Community Grant from Walmart Giving on behalf of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Keller! The funds will provide scholarships to help 50 students on free or reduced meal programs attend summer 2020 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps.
"The scholarships this grant provides will help make the Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camp experience available to outstanding young Texans that might not otherwise have the opportunity to travel outside of their hometowns to experience our great state," stated Monica Hayes, Outreach Director for Education in Action.
Traveling to Texas' largest metropolitan areas and spending a week visiting historically significant and notable sites with other top-notch students from across the state has the potential to make a lasting impression on any student! We never know which experiences are going to be meaningful to which students. One camp alumnus studied oceanography in college because of her experience on a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist. A staff member at the Texas State Capitol shared that his interest in state government was ignited during a visit to his state legislator's office as a Lone Star Leadership Academy – Austin camper when he was in junior high! In addition to unique experiences, the camp also provides the opportunity for students to develop friendships with other like-minded and academically outstanding young leaders from across Texas.
Thank you, Walmart, for providing funding to help all outstanding nominated students take part in the Lone Star Leadership Academy experience and for helping us fulfill our mission, to empower young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities.
Education in Action encourages educators to nominate all outstanding 4th-8th graders that demonstrate leadership ability for the Lone Star Leadership Academy. Education in Action team members are available to provide one-on-one assistance to nominated students and their families interested in pursuing numerous scholarship, sponsorship, and fundraising opportunities.
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