CloverLEAF grants applications will be posted in the summer of 2023.  Once open, the new application will be available here.

Congratulations to the 2022 Grants Winners:

Erica Helfrich, Clover Middle School  

Erica’s grant, “Let’s Innovate with 3D Printing Pens,” will provide her students with an important resource so that they may engineer their own creative solutions to real world problems. The pens will be a component of Project-Based Learning (PBL) lessons that include hands-on engineering activities.

Jennifer Reschly, Clover High School 

“Virtual Experiences in World Language” is the title of Jennifer’s grant, which will give world language students international experiences without ever leaving the classroom. Using AirBNB Experiences Online, world language students will have the opportunity to interact with a native speaker for a city tour of an international capital or learn more about culture, traditions and cooking.

Madison Stafford, Oakridge Middle School

Madison seeks to enhance STEM education by incorporating a 3D printer in her classroom. Students will use Tinkercad to design, program and print 3D models for projects and demonstrations.

Sarah Seaford, Crowders Creek Elementary

Special Education students at Crowders Creek will be gaining some valuable transition skills when they begin operating a snack cart for staff. The grant will enable the students to get the supplies and materials they need to open this small business in which they will practice social interactions and learn skills like counting money.

Callie Riggins, Clover High School

Callie’s grant will provide immersive field trip experiences for students in her African American Studies course. Students will attend a showing of Black Panther 2, visit the African American Museum of History and Culture at Loray Mill, tour Johnson C. Smith University as part of their exploration of HBCUs and visit the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

Dicksy Broadwater, Bethany Elementary

Dicksy’s grant will support the “Bethany Care Closet.” The aim of the closet is to meet students’ fundamental needs that may inhibit their learning. The care closet will house everything from toiletries to easy-to-make meals to ensure that those needs are met.

Michelle Hubbard, Clover Middle School

Non-fiction reading is an especially important skill in the 21st century. Michelle’s grant will allow her science students to build their reading fluency with scientific texts. Her grant will fund the purchase of science magazines and books.

Keisha Robinson, Clover Middle School

Clover Middle School’s 4H and FFA Ag Explorers will be building a greenhouse to support the 7th grade agriculture unit on horticulture. The students will learn healthy living, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career exploration by growing and harvesting vegetables throughout the year.

Angela Carpenter, Clover Middle School

Batter up!!! The students at Clover Middle School will be forming a Unified Sports softball team with the funds they received from the Foundation. Unified Sports teams are made up of students with special needs who are partnered with peer mentors for athletic competitions. This grant will fund the balls, bats, helmets and other equipment necessary to start their team.

Sara Coble, Clair VanOstenbridge & Desireee Metz, Oakridge Elementary

Oakridge Elementary will be conducting a One School, One Book event in January and February. The whole school will be reading a work called A Boy Called Bat about a boy on the autism spectrum. This grant will fund individual copies of the book for students with special needs so that they may get a head start in studying the book so that they may participate in the school wide event in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Rose Garvey & Ellen Bolin, Ninth Grade Campus

A mobile school store is coming to the Ninth Grade Campus thanks to this grant. Students in the Employability Education 1 class will begin a school-based enterprise in which they will research, plan and advertise their business. This grant will provide the seed money necessary to create and inventory and begin teaching students critical workplace skills.

Lea Barrett, Jennifer Robinson & Allison McCarter, Bethany Elementary

Students in second and fourth grades at Bethany Elementary will combine their art and literacy skills to become book publishers. This grant will provide supplies to allow almost 140 students to create their very own books.

Nichole Harm, Oakridge Middle School

The Oakridge Roasting Company will be open for business shortly as a result of this grant. Special education students in seventh and eighth grades will begin operating a coffee cart for staff members. While delivering that cup of fresh coffee, students will be acquiring important workplace skills.

Colleen Brooke Rice, Clover Middle School

The famous characters from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” came to life on the stage of Clover Middle because of funding from the Clover LEAF Foundation. The grant funded costumes and art supplies to enhance the technical aspects of this production led by the school’s choral music teacher.

Jasmine Davis, Clover High School

Safe and adaptive kitchen tools are the focus of this grant called “Food Fun Friday.” Students in Functional Life Skills classes learn to cook for themselves, but they have been doing so with old kitchenware donated to the program.