Education Grants to Illuminate the Lives of Nearly 4,300 Students in Our Area

January 7, 2021

Union Power Cooperative granted more than $20,000 to local teachers for their ‘bright ideas’ – and nearly 4,300 students in Cabarrus, Stanly, and Union counties will benefit from the Bright Ideas grants awarded in November and December.

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education in North Carolina classrooms. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded.

“Teachers in our area have discovered new and innovative ways to support the education of their students during this unprecedented time — which is what the Bright Ideas grant program is all about,” said Carrie Stroud, vice president of communications & marketing at Union Power. “Through these innovative and creative ideas, students can engage in learning inside and outside of the classroom. We are thankful we can help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas.”

Our continued local community support through these programs helps enrich the people and communities we serve and contributes to a brighter future for all.

2020-2021 Bright Idea Winners

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