Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) directed at funding creative, innovative classroom projects developed by middle school teachers. This grant program provides funds to state certified educators in a public middle school in Jackson EMC’s service area.
Educators can earn up to $2,000 for classroom projects that would go unfunded otherwise. “We know budgets can hinder classroom projects and that educators dip into their own pockets to help pay for their creative lesson plans,” said Chip Jakins, Jackson EMC president & CEO. “This program will energize the level of teaching, learning and overall educational experience.”
Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year have closed. Judges have reviewed the applications and grants were awarded in October and November 2017.