The Osceola School District recently received $40,000 from Walt Disney World Resort through Disney Grants. The district will use the funding to positively impact student achievement by continuing to expanding its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives.
"Disney's grant and continued partnership with the district support our goals to ensure that all children have the skills necessary for future success as we work towards economic prosperity in Osceola County, in Florida, and beyond," said Clarence Thacker, Chairman of the Osceola County School Board.
Along with 120 other nonprofits and organizations throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, and Polk Counties, the Osceola School District was granted by Disney and received a special "Mousecar" award. In all, more than $5.6 million in Disney Grants will be awarded in support of efforts to positively impact the lives of over 300,000 local children and their families. The grants support Central Floridians through a variety of services, such as after-school programs for students, bonding activities for new parents, and antibullying awareness skills.