FOLEY - Tanger Outlets Foley recently announced the recipients of the 2021 TangerKIDS Grants. Sixteen local teachers received grants totaling more than $8,600 to support programs that enhance their …
FOLEY - Tanger Outlets Foley recently announced the recipients of the 2021 TangerKIDS Grants. Sixteen local teachers received grants totaling more than $8,600 to support programs that enhance their classroom curriculum. The funded programs include STEAM, Leader in Me, phonics, art, reading, special education, outdoor learning and real-world ready skills.
The grant program provides funding for schools in the community to further support the education and future of the local youth. Since 1996, Tanger Outlets, through the TangerKIDS Grants, have funded notable projects, programs and equipment for schools nationwide, including playground equipment, school club gardens, STEAM library books and classroom supplies.
This year’s winners were chosen from numerous applicants within the South Alabama area. Applications for the grant were open from March 1 - June 30 at grants.tangeroutlets.com. The annual program is open to public and private schools from pre-K to grade 12.
“Tanger Outlets Foley remains committed to ensuring our local schools are supported as they continue to empower our community’s future leaders,” said Tanger Outlets Marketing Director Debra Brown. “The support of Tanger Outlets from our generous shoppers has been instrumental in the overall impact and success of the grant program.”
Tanger Outlets awards over $150,000 per year to area schools across the nation, with $1 of every coupon book sold donated towards the program. The TangerKIDS Grants have helped foster creativity and passion in the classroom by enhancing educational programs, including STEM, new technological advancements and necessary improvements to area schools. Locally, TangerKIDS Grants have previously been used to support reading in classrooms at Fairhope High School, Loxley Elementary, Elsanor Elementary, Florence B. Mathis Elementary and Foley Elementary; the Education and Training Academy at Foley High School; and teacher initiatives at Robertsdale Elementary, Daphne East, Daphne Middle, Summerdale Elementary, Silverhill Elementary, Foley Middle and Pine Grove Elementary.
To learn more about TangerKIDS Grants, please visit grants.tangeroutlets.com.