Through the Pacific Life Foundation’s 3Ts of Education grant program, a total of 153 schools across the U.S. received $504,500 in funding to support Technology, Textbooks, and Training efforts. Each school awarded a grant has children and/or grandchildren of Pacific Life employees in attendance during the 2021-2022 academic school year. Over the past 25 years, the Pacific Life Foundation has contributed nearly $10 million to strengthening the learning environment in hundreds of K-12 schools nationwide through this program.
After a year pause on the annual celebratory check presentations, many Pacific Life employees met with school administration members in early 2022 to personally present their school’s 3Ts of Education grant.
“Having the opportunity to present a grant check to the school is a really meaningful part of the 3Ts grants program” said Tennyson Oyler, President, Pacific Life Foundation. “It gives a chance for parents and children to meet the school principal, and also an opportunity to share Pacific Life’s commitment to giving back to our communities.”
Developed in 1998, the 3Ts of Education grants program funds K-12 education focused on: Technology, Teacher Training, and Textbooks as designated by each school’s principal. Many schools this year will be utilizing the funds to offer enhanced virtual learning support, along with wireless technology to allow for more interaction and in-depth classroom engagement.
Viejo Elementary, a Title 1 school in Orange County, CA that serves 522 students will be using the grant to purchase two document cameras to display student and teacher work in the classroom. “The document cameras are a great addition to classrooms to support student learning. Viejo is grateful for the opportunity to receive the $3,000 grant from the Pacific Life Foundation. Our students and staff are very much in appreciation of this wonderful donation,” said Principal Jesus Becerra.
Other schools will be applying the 3Ts grant toward teacher training or classroom materials. Aliso Niguel High School in Orange County, CA will be supporting training for a year-long link crew advisor to support 9th graders as they transition into high school life. While Harry Andersen Middle School in Omaha, NE will be purchasing a subscription to Accelerated Reader to support literacy efforts.
The 2022 3Ts of Education grants will ultimately be supporting more than 145,000 students and 7,000 teachers.
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