Let’s vote to help our Wilmington Schools win funding!

There are 5 days left to vote for Wilmington Schools in the Scholar Dollars Contest. Both the Harry Bridges Span School and George De La Torre Jr. Elementary are in the running.

The new grant program from California Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare will award 20 grants up to $25,000 to California’s K-8 public and charter schools. The grants will help schools pay for underfunded, yet critical extracurricular programs like technology, music and arts.

Harry Bridges band students performing at the I Love Wilmington Celebration. Photo credit 

The Harry Bridges Span is eligible for a $20,000 grant and would use the funds to purchase band instruments to expand its band program from 25 to 45 students.

The George De La Torre Jr. Elementary is eligible for a $15,000 grant and would use the funds for supplies, materials, and software to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programming.

What does it take to win?

The top 4 schools with the highest number of votes in each category win the contest. As of today, the top schools have between 5K – 10K votes. Wilmington Schools need a couple thousands more votes in the next 5 days for a chance at winning. There are almost 60K people who live in Wilmington. Let’s bring out that Wilmington pride and vote daily. If we use our people power and get the whole comunidad involved, we can win this! Share the voting link broadly. 

You must be 18+ to vote and can only vote once per day. Voting closes March 24, 2017.

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