LOS ANGELES -- Farmers Insurance(SM), one of the nation's largest multiline insurers, announced the second round of 60 winning teachers of its Thank America's Teachers $2,500 educational grant program. To date, a total of $300,000 has been awarded to 120 teachers across the nation. Farmers, inspired by the great work done by teachers every day, created the Thank America's Teachers initiative, to say thank you to teachers and give away more than $1,000,000 in educational grants in 2015.
Launched at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California, Thank America's Teachers features an iconic yellow school bus that is traveling coast-to-coast delivering opportunities to say thank you to teachers who give their time, talent and knowledge to ensure that our nation's children become smarter and better prepared for the future.
Through Thank America's Teachers, Farmers will give away more than $1,000,000 to educators in 2015 and the public will help determine who receives the grants at www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com. Farmers will award 180 grants valued at $2,500 throughout the year. There will be a total of three rounds of 60 winners announced and teachers are urged to submit proposals for the final round starting August 1 and ending in October. In addition, six Dream Big Teacher Challenge grants of $100,000 each will be awarded to help support innovative educational programs in communities across the country.
"The teachers receiving these grants have demonstrated a true passion as educators, and have made lasting impressions on the lives of their students," Kelly LaMar, managing lead of Thank America's Teachers at Farmers Insurance, said. "Farmers is proud to be able to provide the necessary funds to help further advance education in their classrooms."
Whether online at www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com or at stops in communities across the country, if a person has the email address of the teacher they wish to thank, their thank you will be delivered to that teacher in the form of an electronic postcard. It's a simple way to let teachers know of the difference they make or made in the lives of their students.
Ways the public can join the effort to Thank America's Teachers:
- Go to www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com to thank a teacher and vote for a teacher's proposal
- Once thanked, teachers can visit www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com to submit a proposal for a $2,500 grant and for one of six $100,000 grants as part of the Dream Big Teacher Challenge.
Farmers Insurance is working with AdoptAClassroom.org, a national non-profit, to help teachers acquire the supplies and equipment they have requested in their proposals.
For more information about upcoming bus stops or the initiative and to view a list of the latest winners, please visit: www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com