The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ University Assisted Community School (UACS) has been awarded a grant from the Krystal Foundation. The “Squaring Up Support For Our Communities” mission is to help provide funding and grants for programs devoted to STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Culinary Arts, Music and Sports. Working with non-profit and community organizations such as the UACS, allows Krystal to help keep programs in schools where they already exist and get things started in schools eager to offer these valuable educational experiences.
The UACS will use the funding to support their Kids Cook Healthy Cooking Club at Pond Gap Elementary. Pond Gap is located in an economically disadvantaged community where 100% of their students receive free breakfast and lunch. With the funding from the Krystal Foundation, the students will experience how to try, prepare and eat new foods while experiencing real life application of math and science skills.