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Empowering Rural Colorado’s Schools and Students
It takes a village to raise a child!
According to the Colorado Department of Education, 80% (147 of Colorado’s 178) school districts are in rural areas. Rural school districts are often understaffed and cut off from resources and access to the same learning opportunities and experiences as their urban peers.
Nathan Yip Foundation is committed to reaching students in some of Colorado’s most underserved communities and work directly with stakeholders so that we know our work is thoughtful, sustainable, and fits with the school’s needs.
By building partnerships with the communities we serve, we open communication channels that allow us to get to the root of each school’s unique needs and work together to craft innovative solutions.
Make a Donation
Colorado’s rural communities are home to approximately 130,500 students that are often forgotten when it comes to access to the educational resources and learning opportunities that are necessary to build skills and succeed in the changing economic landscape.
Make a donation to help provide resources to our teachers, schools and districts in rural Colorado!
Click on the tabs below to see what we could fund with $30,000.
Graphing Calculators for 20 High School Students: $2,000
Build a greenhouse to develop the agriculture/ fire science programs to certify students as entry level firefighters: $3,000
25 Student Guitars, Ukuleles, and Recorders a Music Classroom: $4,000
The Nathan Yip Foundation has a simple grant request google form that teachers can submit to make a dream they have for their students happen - whether it be helping to replace an old kiln in a school with 70 students K-12, providing funds to purchase graphing calculators so every student can use one for higher level math classes, or providing funds so every student at an alternative high school can select a book to establish a high-interest library - created by students, for students. Funds go directly to teachers so they can easily use it to benefit their students.
With grants ranging from $5,000- $30,000 we help rural schools and districts design and implement education programs that directly meet the needs of their community.
Here are two examples:
- Akron High School | Akron, CO (Eastern Plains): Construction Science vocational training program
- Center Consolidated School | Center, CO (San Luis Valley): Home Visit Program—Teachers conduct in-home visits with the goal of increasing parental engagement and support to better understand the whole child.