Duplessis Primary School is recipients of 2013 BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Grant

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Learning Enhancement Corporation (LEC) has announced the recipients of the BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Week Grants Program, established in recognition of Brain Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2013 (www.dana.org).

The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools. Criteria for the grants included demonstration of ongoing efforts to promote awareness and understanding of the brain among students, teachers and parents; a commitment to effective program implementation; and assessing, documenting and sharing the impact of the program within the applicant's community and with other educators and schools.

The twelve schools who will be receiving grants to use BrainWare Safari cognitive skills development software:

Recipients of a 3-year school-wide license:

Mt. Baldy School, Mt. Baldy, CA

Coleman Elementary School, Coleman, TX

Recipients of a 30-user classroom license:

Crystal River High School, Crystal River, FL

Duplessis Primary School, Gonzales, LA

Grace Christian Academy, Knoxville, TN

J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School, Vancouver, BC

North Prairie Junior High School, Winthrop Harbor, IL

Richmond School, Sussex, WI

Recipients of a 10-user student support license:

Berea Middle/High School, Berea, KY

Schurz Elementary School, Shurz, NV

Recipients of a 5-user student support license:

Greenaway School, Knoxville, TN

Oneonta Community Christian School, Oneonta, NY

"We received many well-qualified applications for this grants program again this year," said Betsy Hill, President & COO of Learning Enhancement Corporation. "It is fascinating to see how schools around the country who submitted applications are incorporating brain research into their teaching practices. Many are educating their students and parents, as well as the teachers. Many are also helping students to understand that their brains can be strengthened through their own efforts. The recipients of these awards should be very proud of being chosen as best meeting the criteria for the grants they will be receiving. We look forward to working with each of the successful applications on their implementation of BrainWare Safari and to a successful partnership in furthering the Brain Awareness Week goal of expanding awareness and understanding of the brain and learning."

About Learning Enhancement Corporation

Learning Enhancement Corporation has developed a software platform for learning that combines the latest neuroscience with motivating video-game technology. Its flagship product, BrainWare Safari, develops 41 cognitive skills in a comprehensive, integrated and engaging way. BrainWare Safari was named one of the Top 100 Products of 2011 by District Administration Magazine, and has earned an impressive array of awards including the Software and Information Industry CODiE Award as Best Education Game or Simulation; a Parents' Choice Award, a Teachers' Choice for the Family Award; the Academics' Choice Mindspring Award; a Mom's Choice Award; a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval. LEC won the EdNET Rookie of the Year Award in 2006, honoring the most promising venture with the greatest potential to be a significant player in the education industry in the coming years. For further information, visit www.MyBrainWare.com or call 877-BRAIN-10 (877-272-4610).