Nickelodeon Helps Fund 56 Educators Projects For 'Big Help’

For the second consecutive year, Nickelodeon is helping fund the NEA Foundation grants program through the network’s The Big Help project, a long-term effort to connect kids to issues and information important in their lives. The Nickelodeon-NEA Foundation grants support the development and implementation of educators’ ideas, techniques, and approaches for addressing the following areas: environmental awareness, health and wellness, students’ right to a quality public education, and active community involvement.


With this support, we have just awarded our latest round of grants. These 56 grants totaling $238,000 were presented to public school educators in 32 states.


Here is just a sample of what innovative educators will accomplish with this funding:

  • In Scottsboro, Ala., Kerry Townsend’s high school students will present “The Chemical Magic Show” to elementary school students to show their younger peers the enjoyment of learning science.
  • In Northglenn, Colo., middle school students will become historians as they help preserve and document local history of their community. Through podcasting, video logging, and artifact curation, students will work with senior veterans to digitize more than 4,500 artifacts dating from the pre-Civil War era to the present.
  • At View Acres Elementary School in Milwaukie, Oregon, students will design and develop a large vegetable and native plant garden at their school.  In addition to learning the science behind gardening, students will learn about hunger issues and discover the importance of community service as they donate the food they grow to a local food pantry.


Browse our Grantee Archive to discover what other innovative work is taking place in your state and across the country.




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