The Canyons Education Foundation has received thousands of dollars of donations from Larry H. Miller Charities and Key Bank to help provide enriching opportunities for students and teachers in Canyons District.
Students at Jordan Valley will be receiving new exercise equipment and adaptive bicycles, thanks to a $15,000 donation received by the Canyons Education Foundation from Larry H. Miller Charities.
Physical movement plays an integral role in helping students with special needs progress by stimulating the brain as well as the body, says Jordan Valley Principal Mark Donnelly. The school specializes in helping students who have a variety of severe disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders and communication impairments, but the cost of purchasing and maintaining the appropriate equipment is high, Donnelly says.
Â “In order to help our students, we need to help them with what they need physically in order to best educate them in the classroom,” Donnelly says. “This type of equipment is hard to find funding for, and this is great that we will be able to get some of the equipment we need to help our students. It’s just a great, great, Â wonderful thing.”
The Canyons Education Foundation also received a $5,000 donation from Key Bank to help provide grants to teachers to enhance classroom opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.
“Community support is essential to helping Canyons’ students be successful in their efforts to become college-and career-ready,” said Brad Snow, president of the Canyons Education Foundation. “We are so grateful to receive these donations these funds will help our students tremendously.”