Sprint Hands Out 80 Grants to K-12 Schools


Sprint this week announced the recipients of its 2007 Sprint Achievement Program, which provides grants to Kansas City-area K-12 educators as part of its community initiatives program. The grants ranged from $500 to $5,000 per school, totaling $347,000 for 80 schools. The Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) will receive the largest contribution, with 16 grants.

"[KCMSD] is thrilled to be the largest recipient of Sprint Achievement Program grants this year," said Anthony Amato, superintendent, in a statement released yesterday by Sprint. "The 16 grants will help us reach a broad spectrum of students from elementary to high school through a variety of exciting programs. I would personally like to congratulate the educators whose grants were accepted and thank Sprint for their continued commitment to the Kansas City education community."

Other winners of the grants included the Kansas School for the Deaf, as well as various schools from the following districts:

  • Belton School District
  • Blue Springs School District
  • Blue Valley School District
  • Center School District
  • Fort Osage School District
  • Gardner Edgerton School District
  • Hickman Mills School District
  • Independence School District
  • Kansas City, Kansas School District
  • Olathe School District
  • Park Hill School District
  • Platte County School District
  • Raymore-Peculiar School District
  • Scuola Vita Nuova Public Charter School District
  • Shawnee Mission School District
  • Smithville, Missouri School District
  • Turner Unified School District

Grants will be distributed this month and are meant to be used during the 2007-2008 school year, at the end of which educators must provide a report on the use of the grants in order to qualify for future grants. The Sprint Achievement Program is a competitive grant program.

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