On February 6, 2018, TBA Credit Union presented a check for $636.28 to Rebecca Walters, a teacher at Traverse City West Middle School.
Walters plans to use the funds to purchase new kitchen equipment for the nutrition classes at West Middle School. The new equipment will replace the current dishes that are in poor condition, and provide enough sets for all the students. The classes provide valuable, real-life skills, and teach healthy eating habits and preparation. With more high-quality equipment, students can effectively and productively learn.
“I’m so thankful for TBA Credit Union and their commitment to the community!” says Walters. “The dedication they have for public education makes it possible for teachers to pursue projects that would otherwise not be possible. TBACU helped replace all the pots and pans in my Family & Consumer Science classes to provide equipment that is not only safe, but a high quality for students to learn necessary culinary skills.”
TBA Credit Union is proud to offer these opportunities to educators in the area, who otherwise may not find the funding elsewhere. TBACU allocates $7,000 during the calendar year for classroom grants, and educators can apply for grants up to $1,000.