12/15/2016: $2,000 Grant Awarded to HHCS

Standard Charitable Foundation Awards $2,000 Grant to Hyndman Charter School

Hyndman, Pa.  –  Standard Charitable Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Hope for Hyndman Charter School (HHCS). The grant will help support a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program that will be used from students in kindergarten through eighth grade. 

Brigette Emerick, operations manager of HHCS, explains, “At HHCS we are extremely proud of how we have grown and energized our STEM program! This year, we have standalone STEM classes, and we are integrating STEM into our classrooms. Our teachers are excited to be able to work with the new Ozobots, that this grant allowed us to purchase, and we are very thankful that Standard Bank awarded us this grant!”

The mission of HHCS is to provide a community-oriented lifelong learning environment which both reflects and help to shape Hyndman and its surrounding areas. Striving for high academic achievement, and a high rate of post-secondary continuing education, HHCS extends the conventional K-12 classroom teaching/learning boundaries to include varied educational endeavors, employing multiple mediums, settings, and locations to model and promote the practice of lifelong learning.

Sandy Crosten, office supervisor of Standard Bank’s Hyndman office, comments, “I am honored to present this $2,000 grant to the HHCS on behalf of the Standard Bank. I wish HHCS much success with their new STEM programs. I am very proud we are able to help our local school meet the advancing educational needs of students!”

Standard Charitable Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to not for profit organizations in the communities in which Standard Bank operates. The Standard Charitable Foundation was established in conjunction with the 2010 conversion of Standard Bank’s parent company from mutual to stock form. Standard Bank has offices in Hyndman, LaVale and Cumberland.

To learn more about the Hope for Hyndman Charter School, visit them on Facebook or via their website at www.hopeforhyndmancs.org.

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