CenturyLink Foundation Awards $16,760 in Grants to Citrus County Teachers

INVERNESS, FloridaCenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which began in 2008, awards grants of up to $5,000 to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.

“The winning teachers’ grant applications outlined a clear plan for how they would use the requested technology to help grow their students and enrich their classroom experience,” said Erik Genrich, CenturyLink vice president of operations for North and Central Florida. “We are pleased to be able to help these passionate educators expose their students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in their daily school lives.”

Across the United States, more than 2,300 grant applications were submitted and 309 were awarded. Grants were awarded based on the impact they will have on students in the classroom and the overall innovation of the project. CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

Local grantees included:

  • Lecanto Primary School was awarded $3,024 to purchase Osmo, an innovative, highly engaging learning-play system providing a STEM like experience to students.
  • Crystal River Middle School received a grant for $4,370 to purchase IPads and charging stations. The students will use the IPads to research how math, science, engineering, art of design and technology can help them solve problems, implement solutions and ultimately lead them to data driven conclusions.
  • Crest School was presented with a $4,415 to fund assistive technology and software to help students with disabilities develop skills and become actively engaged in their curriculum.
  • Citrus Springs Elementary was awarded $4,950 to incorporate Apple TV into the classroom. The grant will allow students to use iPads and projection devices to provide an enhanced learning experience.

   About the CenturyLink Foundation

CenturyLink’s vision is to improve the lives of our customers by connecting them to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

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