In its first year, the Southshire Challenge is a new initiative where local businesses or government organizations presented students in grades K-12 with a challenge.
Participating schools that include Sacred Heart School, Shaftsbury Elementary, the Southshire Community School, and Mount Anthony Union High School were given a $50 check and a certificate by the Bennington Economic Development Partners, the Bennington County Industrial Corporation, and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.
Federal Programs Related to - Community Development, General/Other
Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones
Federal Programs Related to - Educational Programs
Programs within the context of the formal educational system or offered as an adjunct to the traditional school curriculum which provide instructional services that are individualized or specialized to meet the special needs and interests of learners.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of Grameen Bank and chairman, Muhammad Yunus, writes about happiness: That happiness comes from many sources, not as the current economic framework assumes, just from making money.
Student Innovators Take Part in Southshire Challenge