Scappoose High students award grants to local organizations
Community 101 class raises $3,500 for local service organizations
Scappoose High Schools Community 101 class held a grant-awarding ceremony on May 22 in which students awarded a total of $8,500 in grants to 11 organizations in Oregon.
Ryan Poster, Community 101 teacher at Scappoose High, said the class is given $5,000 at the beginning of the year to get a head start. Poster said those funds came equally from utility provider Portland General Electric and the Juan Young Trust, a charitable trust that provides grants for the promotion of health, welfare and education to Oregon residents under 21 years old.
Community 101 students raised the remaining $3,500 through approximately 40 projects throughout the year, which ranged from school dances to doughnut sales and can drives.
Community 101s main objective is to teach our students the value of community service and responsible giving, read a release from Scappoose High.
The organizations selected to receive grants from Community 101 are: