EATEL Fall Grants Still Available for Local Teachers

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Last chance for local teachers to apply for two grant opportunities courtesy of EATEL!

EATEL’s Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid grant program has provided more than $60,000 in grants to Ascension parish teachers since the program’s inception over 11 years ago. The creative grants fund a variety of programs that will use everything from artwork to interactive robotics as teaching tools in community schools. EATEL will award a total of ten $500 grants this year to private and public school teachers in Ascension parish. Applications for the Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid grants are due on September 12, 2014 by 5 p.m. and will only be accepted online. For more information and to apply, visit www.eatel.com/reachakid.

EATEL’s Imagination Press book grants have provided years of enjoyment through books to Ascension parish school classrooms since the program’s inception over 11 years ago. The Imagination Press book grants allow students to see their imagination come to life on printed pages. Once completed, EATEL and Internet-based photo book publisher “Picaboo” will transform the classes’ work into hardbound books. Students will receive a copy of the book to share with family and friends and to keep as a memento from the school year. A copy of the finished book will also be added to each class’s school library. A total of ten classes will be selected to create their own books. Those who teach more than one section can apply for multiple grants. Applications for the Imagination Press Book grants are due on September 26, 2014 by 5 p.m. and will only be accepted online. For more information and to apply, visit www.eatel.com/imagination

About EATEL

EATEL was the first company in Louisiana to provide phone, Internet and TV over an all-fiber network that offers a broad array of integrated digital services. EATEL recently launched its new TV service, LightWave TV, which provides advanced features such as Multi-Room DVR, remote DVR scheduling and more HD channels. Founded in 1935, EATEL recently entered its 78th year as a service provider and business leader in the Ascension and Livingston Parishes. To learn more about EATEL, visit www.eatel.com.