The Wayne Highlands Education Association announces its recipients for the 2017-2018 school year for its Community Outreach Program.
“This is the sixth year that faculty and staff at Wayne Highlands School District have participated in this program which is designed to give back and recognize some of the outstanding contributions being made to our children and their families by local non-profit groups,” said WHEA President Todd D. Miller, a social studies teacher at Honesdale High School.
The program is funded by WHEA members and WHSD staff who dress down one day a month for a total of ten months, contributing $50 a year to do so.
With more than 200 participants, the Association is able to award $1,000 grants to non-profits, many of which are hurting for funding and making every dollar stretch.
The Association also funds its own scholarships which are made available as grants to graduating seniors who are pursuing careers in education.
At a recent meeting of the WHEA Executive Committee, the recipients for 2017-2018 were named as follows:
WHEA SCHOLARSHIP FUND - September 2017
WHEA SCHOLARSHIP FUND - October 2017
HONESDALE FIRE COMPANY - November 2017
COMMUNITIES THAT CARE - December 2017
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY LIBRARY - January 2018
DYBERRY DAY CAMP - February 2018
HUMAN RESOURCES CENTER - March 2018
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION- April 2018
HONESDALE YMCA - May 2018
VICTIMS INTERVENTION PROGRAM - June 2018
Representatives of these various groups will be contacted by WHEA officials to arrange for the delivery of the grant.
WHEA and Wayne Highlands staff value the contributions of these various non-profits.
“We know that without these groups doing what they do, our children and our families would be disadvantaged,” said Mr. Miller. “It’s great to be able to offer some financial support for what they do, so that they can continue to do what they do so well.”