FREE, through a $15,000 grant from The Richard C. Munroe Foundation, Inc., will offer 42 computer science enrollments through NEFEC’s MyDistrict Virtual School. The grant funds will be used to purchase the courses and contract with a computer science teacher who will teach these courses virtually across participating districts. The teacher will also schedule visits to the local classrooms to further facilitate the curriculum.
FREE is endeavoring to get middle school students interested in these types of courses so they will be able to take more rigorous courses in high school that could lead to higher paying jobs and certifications.
FREE will work with NEFEC’s Education Technology Services Department to monitor the progress of students taking these courses, their completion rate, and future scheduling of STEM related courses.
The Richard C. Munroe Foundation, Inc. is a small family foundation. Their primary areas of focus are human services (programs for at-risk youth and the impoverished), the arts (especially programs that will aid the at-risk population), and the environment