Open Society Institute – Baltimore (“OSI-Baltimore”) invites Baltimore City teachers to tap into $25,000 in funding to improve student attendance.
Examples of classroom projects OSI-Baltimore will be supporting:
– Elementary: Giving out certificates or snacks at an awards ceremony – for the student of the week or the whole class!
– Middle: Giving out play money for each day of attendance; allowing students to purchase rewards.
– High: Holding regular contests for strong attendance and improved attendance, and giving out rewards.
How OSI-Baltimore will be funding projects:
– Teachers should submit projects for materials $350 or lower.
– This funding will be offered as a 50% match offer, so OSI-Baltimore funding will activate automatically when other donors choose to join in and fund the rest of the project!
– High school teachers: If your project also is preparing students for the rigors of college, mention this in your short essay, so that your project will receive 50% funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Click here to see the teacher flyer with examples of the types of classroom projects that OSI-Baltimore is supporting (file is 1 MB; allow 10 – 15 seconds to download).
Visit OSI-Baltimore’s website to learn more about OSI-Baltimore or student attendance.