State Farm to award $2,500 grants for innovative teaching ideas

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all of us, and teachers have faced particular challenges over the last nine months. Cape Coral State Farm Agents Mike and Dawn Sullivan are pleased to announce that State Farm will celebrate and reward innovative teachers during the pandemic. The State Farm Teacher Assist Program will award 40 Florida schools with $2,500 grants for creative educational projects.

“As a former teacher myself, I can relate to the challenges our educators are facing today,” said Mike Sullivan. “Whether it’s in the classroom or working virtually, teachers are being asked to develop new methods for helping students learn. We are proud to offer a program that helps them reach their goals for their students.”

Starting Jan. 11, 2021 at 4 p.m., teachers in Florida are invited to submit their innovative instructional ideas at the State Farm Teacher Assist Program website: State Farm Teacher Assist will accept the first 200 submissions and determine 40 grant recipients. The entry window concludes with the receipt of the 200th submission or on Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m., whichever comes first.

Entries will be scored based on three criteria: how students benefit from the project, how the project advances academic achievement, and the innovation, creativity, and engagement of the educational project. More details and official rules can be found at the State Farm Teacher Assist Program website.

“Education is critical for building healthy and vibrant communities, and I’m excited to hear about some of the ingenious projects our teachers are developing,” said Dawn Sullivan. “Teachers are innovating on a daily basis, and it would be outstanding to see some educators from our area among the grant recipients.”

Education is key for State Farm Agents Mike and Dawn Sullivan. Mike is a former high school and college math teacher, and still holds a passion for helping students excel. The pair founded Sully’s House, a foundation that provides scholarships to deserving high school graduates across Southwest Florida. Sully’s House has granted local students with scholarships to college, summer art programs and more.

The Sullivan State Farm family is here to help life go right. For more information, call 239-541-3276.

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