DFE Update: Great Falls Elementary School

September 2nd, 2020 by

Drive For Education Update: Great Falls Elementary School
Wednesday, September 2nd

We had the chance to check in with Anna from Great Falls Elementary School to discuss what this school year’s needs will be and hear about what they did with their Drive For Education grant.

From their Drive For Education grant, Anna was able to use the money to fund a school visit from local Maine author, Chris Van Dusen. She said they were so lucky as his visit was the first week of March, a week or two before schools shut down! Students & teachers loved having Chris and he was able to do a separate session with every grade level!

“This would not have been possible without the help of Berlin City and the Drive For Education Program,” Anna says. We are so glad we were able to help with this experience for the school.

For this coming school year, Anna came to the conclusion that if teachers could ask for one thing this school year that it would be patience and understanding. “Just realize that this is not ideal for anybody,” she said.

We started our Drive For Education 360 Project to bring awareness of student & school needs to our community. We did this by reconnecting with our past Drive For Education schools to precisely understand what these schools will need this fall.

About Drive For Education:

Drive for Education is a forward looking program created by the employees of Berlin City Auto Group as a way to strengthen the neighborhoods in which we live and work. School is a great place to build the foundation for the future. This initiative supports our schools in hopes it allows educators to shape future scientists, engineers, artists or musicians. Berlin City’s Drive for Education has supported the purchase of library books, interactive whiteboards, music programs, audio equipment and automotive testing equipment. Since 2011 Drive for Education has donated over $637,454 to schools all over Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.