PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg Elementary is one of 76 schools across Eastern Kentucky to receive a grant to help fund a school PRIDE club from Eastern Kentucky PRIDE.
PRIDE Clubs are student groups dedicated to environmental education. Club members learn about nature through fun, hands-on activities. They also serve their communities by volunteering for local cleanup events and performing their own project to improve the local environment.
Each school to receive a grant received $250.
“PRIDE has been promoting environmental education for 15 years now, and we have seen the power students have to transform their world,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson. “In PRIDE Clubs, students discover and unleash that power.”
“For example, PRIDE Club members often mentor younger students,” Wilson explained. “They have to really understand a topic so they can teach it to younger students in a creative, engaging way. All the students come away with a better understanding of how and why to care for the environment.”
“The PRIDE Club grants will make it easier for teachers and students to do their learning and service projects,” Wilson said. “We also give them a PRIDE Club manual with ideas for club organization and activities.
For a list of all funding recipients, please visit the PRIDE web site at www.kypride.org.