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$25,000 in Bright Ideas grants awarded to teachers

Flint Energies and its philanthropic arm, the Flint Energies Foundation awarded a total of $25,000 to teachers for creative and innovative lesson plans in the tenth year of the co-op’s Bright Ideas program. Winning teachers were surprised in their classrooms by the Bright Ideas Prize Brigade representatives from Flint Energies with flowers, balloons, gift bags and “big” checks on October 12, 17, 24 and 26.  The Bright Ideas program distributes grants of up to $1,000 for teachers to implement creative, innovative projects or lessons with students.  The grants are not available for professional development or SmartBoard or iPad requests. This year $25,000 in Bright Ideas grants were given to 22 winning teachers and their team members at schools in Houston, Crawford, Taylor, Marion, Muscogee and Bibb counties. Manager of Public Relations, Marian McLemore, stated, “Bright Ideas is a major part of Flint’s commitment to education.  Our Foundation is pleased to support innovative and creative lesson plans that benefit students in the communities we serve. We’re dedicated to the teachers throughout the Middle Georgia area who are inspiring their students beyond the pages of their textbooks. These grants are just a small token of our appreciation to these hard-working professionals.” Earlier

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