Seed Grants - sometimes, the staff identifies a program that would become self-sufficient, but needs a little "seed money" to get started.
Examples - Pre-K Literacy Initiatives, MACs Program, Bussey Bike Club, Hispanic Parent Academy
Represenatives from Verizon presented the BEST Education Foundation with a check for $5,000.00 to jump start the literacy initiatives at the District's two Pre-K Centers, Cisneros and Parsons.
The ceremony took place at the Verizon store on Centerville Road and Northerwest Highway, their number one retail center in the U.S. Ceasar Moncada, and David Russell of Verizon presented the check to Helen Dorsey, BEST Board President. "This really is a boost to the wonderful programs that the Pre-K Centers have started to assist in preparing our students for Kindergarten".
MACS Program (Meeting And Catering Services)
The 2008-2009 school year marks the beginning the sixth year of this successful program. The continued goal of this program is to allow special needs students the opportunity to learn the skills needed to excel in the workplace...Read More
Bussey Bike Club
The Bussey Bile Club is an after-school program where kids meet every Monday and Wednesday for about an hour after school to refurbish old bikes for charity with Garland police officers.