BALANCE4kids addresses the needs of children with disabilities by working together with private organizations, parents, and public schools. We seek to increase student success by bringing alternative supplemental programs to public education and the home, and supporting the inadequate existing resources for children with disabilities.
The Big Idea:
Teacher Grant Foundation
Our Teacher Grant Foundation gives an average of $40,000 in supplies to local teachers every year. Local teachers, specialists, and administrators are invited to appeal to us for classroom supplies that their school budget doesn’t cover. With your support, we can give more desperately needed supplies, from tablets to therapeutic equipment, and go a long way in making our hardworking teachers’ jobs just a little easier.
In addition, we provide highly qualified, in-class, paraprofessional support that saves the school districts we serve tens of thousands of dollars annually. We also provide children and young adults with and without disabilities a place to socialize through activities such as book clubs, cooking, gardening, theater, and field trips.
So often we teachers are making something from nothing and this grant is that extra little gem each year that helps us dream bigger for our kiddos! Visualize the best classroom, what do you always wish you had?! [This grant is] lifting people up!
Eliza Struthers, Capitola