All students deserve a nutritious breakfast, but not all of them have access to one. That is why the NEA Foundation is partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to provide resources and training to educators to implement a breakfast after the bell program in their school.
Breakfast after the bell programs increase access to a nutritious breakfast by maximizing convenience and overcoming barriers to participation. Through these programs, breakfasts are directly delivered to classrooms, distributed via centrally located kiosks, or served during an extended break typically offered between first and second periods. Making breakfast both convenient and available to all, by offering it free to every student regardless of income at a time when they are already in school significantly increases participation in the School Breakfast Program.
Through this 10-month fellowship, educators will:
· work with their schools to design and implement a program to feed students after the bell rings;
· receive in-person and online training and support to get their program up and running;
· present their work at their NEA state or local conference or meeting;
· engage with other educators from across the country.
Fellows will receive $1,000 stipend for their time and energy and up to $3,000 for their school site to purchase equipment (including coolers and/or hotboxes, grab n’ go kiosks, trashcans, recycling bins, and cleaning supplies).
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