GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Nearly three dozen West Michigan schools are getting a financial boost to help students learn outside the traditional classroom.
The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs recently awarded more than $55,000 grants to 147 schools as part of its Arts & Culture Trek “Bus Grant” program. Each school received up to $500 to help cover transportation costs for an arts or culture-related field trip through May 31.
"These grants subsidize field trips across the state and expose thousands of students to arts, science and humanities experiences that enrich classroom learning. Many of these trips would not have been possible in a year where most schools are continuing to cope with significant budget cuts," says Marianne Dorais, executive director of Michigan Youth Arts.
This year’s recipients include:
- Comstock STEM Academy (Kalamazoo)
- Cooper Elementary (Kalamazoo)
- Kalamazoo C