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Decatur Public Schools Foundation: Changing our Children's Future

  • Decatur Club 158 W Prairie Ave Decatur, IL 62523 (map)

Speaker: Zach Shields, Executive Director of Decatur Public Schools Foundation

For 22 years the Decatur Public Schools Foundation has provided funding for enrichment activities that inspire students, encourage teachers, and spark interests across every academic and artistic area. Over this span, individual donors and community partners have contributed more than $10 million to underwrite projects designed and implemented by teachers from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Programs such as Kids + Books = Success and Operation Calculus impact thousands of students each year. Establishment of the Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy in 2018 has introduced 200 participating students to the world of career and life opportunities afforded to young people growing up in the heartland of global agribusiness.  After hearing Zach Shields’s presentation, you’ll leave knowing the next generation is going to do great things in Macon County.