Schools Awarded YouthTouch Grants for Technology Integration

Forty-two schools across the United States were awarded YouthTouch matching grants from Goldenrod Research in  2011.  We are proud to announce and congratulate the following recipients:

Round III

  • Lincoln Elementary School, Pryor, OK
  • PS96 Joseph Lanzetta School, New York, NY
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Sandy, UT
  • Great Falls Public School, Great Falls, MT
  • J Paul Truluck Middle School, Lake City, SC
  • Kennedy Elementary, Santa Anna, CA
  • Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering, Memphis, TN
  • Ranney School, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Toledo School for the Arts, Toldedo, OH
  • Kimper Elementary School, Kimper, KY
  • Lancaster Elsie Robertson Middle School, Lancaster, TX

Round II

  • St. Philip’s School & Community Center, Dallas TX
  • Dr. Rodriguez Elementary, Harlingen, TX
  • St. Anthony School, Tigard, OR
  • Grace Lutheran School, Huntsville, AL
  • Cowpens Middle School, Cowpens, SC
  • Middle School of Pacolet, Pacolet, SC

Round I

  • St. Stephen’s Indian School, St. Stephens, WY
  • St. John Brebeuf School, Niles, IL
  • Van Wert Middle and Elementary School, Van Wert, OH
  • St. Patrick’s School, Bedford, NY
  • James R. Lowell Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Rossman Elementary, Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Hook Junior High School, Victorville, CA
  • Parkway Middle School, Rockford, OH
  • Peck Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Zebulon GT Magnet Middle, Zebulon, NC
  • Clark Middle School, Winchester KY
  • Dr. Paul S. Saenz Junior High, San Antonio, TX
  • Eagle Academy, Toledo, OH
  • Jessie L. Jensen Elementary, Mission, TX
  • Rucker Elementary, Houston, TX
  • Pantego Christian Academy, Arlington, TX
  • Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Horseheads, NY
  • Yonkers Middle High School, Yonkers, NY
  • Ronald McNair Middle School, East Palo Alto, CA
  • Rosa Parks Elementary, Lynwood, CA
  • Otselic Valley Central SD, South Otselic, NY
  • Star International Academy, Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Universal Academy, Detroit, MI
  • Universal Learning Academy, Westland, MI
  • Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, Hazard, KY

Each winning school submitted an application highlighting innovative plans involving STEM education and using the YouthTouch System to integrate technology across the core curriculum.  The 1:1 match award from Goldenrod helps elementary and middle school educators bring hands-on robotics and fluid power equipment, as well as additional technology tools, curriculum materials, and professional development to their learning communities.

“The quality of the applications has risen markedly since we began this program in 1997. While the schools and districts receiving the grants represent a varied cross-section of the educational spectrum, all have shown an ability to unite their community and present a coherent vision of their goals along with a targeted approach for achieving them. These winning proposals are not necessarily elaborate; they are educationally sound. I’m confident these schools will have long term success and I’m eager to help them achieve it.” ~ President, Lea Melchior.

Through our YouthTouch Technology Integration Matching Grant & Pilot Program, Goldenrod supports schools to make the most of fewer resources, lessen educational achievement gaps, promote academic achievement, and advance a generation of children ready to tackle the 21st Century.

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