Economics Center for Education & Research ($103,000 Grant)
Economics Center for Education & Research builds a more vibrant community by inspiring students to appreciate and use their economic freedom and opportunities. They accomplish this by empowering teachers to use practical, innovative and relevant ways of teaching a curriculum that gives students life skills in the area of financial education. With the Impact 100 grant, StEP expanded to five new schools, reaching approximately 1,000 more students. The program teaches students to make wise choices and celebrate the consequences of those choices. It also provides the opportunity for students to develop classroom businesses.
Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc. ($103,000 Grant)
Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc. received Impact 100 funding to increase the hours of operation of the Anthony House Project from 10 hours a week to 25 hours a week. This project serves homeless youth of ages 18-24 and provides a place to drop in, obtain a meal, clothing and blankets, wash their clothes, take a shower, and to use a computer and telephone. Through the Anthony House Project, homeless young men and women will have access to a registered nurse to address health issues, and an outreach worker who will encourage them to develop a treatment plan for recovery. They will additionally receive help in finding transitional housing.