We’ve said many times before we are more than just an electric company. As a co-op, we have a deep concern for community, a desire to improve the quality of life in our area and secure promising futures for our youth. For years we have focused on offering scholarships and opportunities for students to further their education. Although we feel our programs benefit our local students, we want to do more.
Learning starts in the classroom. Our dedicated teachers work tirelessly to prepare students for the world to come. From marrying a teacher to watching my daughter study to be an educator, with a goal to possibly one day become a school administrator, I know firsthand teachers’ hearts are wired to help their students grow. Although it is necessary to pass on the basics of science, math and language arts, our teachers go beyond what is required so that the lessons mean something and stick with the student. Funding to accomplish these beneficial projects is often a problem, which is why York Electric Cooperative and our Operation Round Up Trust Board are working together to provide the Bright Ideas Grant Program. All kindergarten through 12th grade teachers in York, Clover, Rock Hill and Fort Mill school districts are eligible to apply for a grant to fund an innovative program to implement in their classroom. Each district will be awarded one grant of up to $1,000, and winners will be announced this fall for the 2019-2020 school year.
Teachers, we salute you. The differences you make in the lives of our young members are unparalleled. York Electric is proud to have local people looking out for you, and we encourage your bright ideas to shine so that you continue to influence the lives of your students. Our hope is that we will electrify your spirit, sparking new, creative ideas, so that you can create a unique classroom experience for your students. Shine bright and good luck!
President and Chief Executive Officer
Teachers, send in your Bright Ideas!
- Visit us online at yorkelectric.net/my-community to complete the electronic application.
- All applications will be reviewed by a panel, omitting school, district and teacher names.
- One teacher in York, Clover, Rock Hill and Fort Mill School Districts will receive a grant of up to $1,000 to fund a classroom project.
- All winners will be announced this fall for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Questions? Email Porter Gable at Porter.Gable@yorkelectric.net.