Since 2016, Rooted In Education has awarded more than $44,000 in student scholarships. The purpose of our educational grants is fueled by a vision where every child – regardless of financial means - engages in enrichment programs beyond the classroom - where they can expand their knowledge, pursue their passions and ignite ideas for how they will contribute to our ever-changing world.
To that end, our mission is to close the gap and increase participation in these vital programs for those school communities who have large populations of students who are financially disadvantaged. We achieve goal by acting as a grant funding vehicle for PTAs/PTOs, school administrations, Providers of enrichment programs, and the general public, to apply for and receive funding for enrichment program scholarshp grants and/or offset solutions to program administration challenges that impede or prevent the success of educational enrichment programs.
"It was neat to see the confidence that they developed. Not all kids have computers, but it gave them the opportunity to learn coding and play a game that they don't normally get to play with their friends. Some of them got really into it and began to read books about Minecraft and write stories."
"As a Title I school, we serve many students from challenging socioeconomic situations and our PTA budget is severely limited. However, our school community is warm and vibrant and we seek to encourage, challenge, and inspire all students equally. The EE Grant funding enables us to open up enrichment opportunities to students who could not otherwise participate, giving them opportunities to try new activities, learn new skills, and find new strengths. We are so grateful for [the EE Grant] support in past years to [help us] open up new opportunities for our students."