Wal-Mart awards two grants to Fort Plain for
Life Skills programs
Wal-Mart recently awarded the Fort Plain
Central School District two grants for the Life Skills classroom at
Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School.
The first grant for $2,500 will go towards the
classroom’s “Interviewing Skills: Preparing for Life” program where
students focus on developing career readiness and job skills.
Students will learn to create videos, edit sound, and present
themselves to a specific audience. The district plans to use the
money to buy IPads, a color printer, and accessories to use for the
“We are very thankful for the Wal-Mart grants
so we can have these very important extras in the classroom for the
students,” said teacher Lisa Petty. “This will help us enhance our
Meanwhile, a $1,000 grant will go toward the
“Cooking for Life!” program, and the funding will be used to
purchase kitchen supplies, equipment and reference books.
The Cooking for Life program aims to bring
healthy cooking and meal planning skills to the life skills students
(in grades 7-12) and the larger Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. School
community. Students learn to incorporate healthy eating into their
everyday lives and learn simple preparations for vegetables and
fruits as well as cooking with whole grains.
Equipment to be purchased includes: juicer,
waffle-maker, electric griddle, pizza pans, electric saucepan, and
assorted kitchen utensils.
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