Lamar CISD’s Project L.E.A.R.N is one of five finalists for the first-ever H-E-B Early Childhood Award, part of the grocery chain’s Excellence in Education Awards program.
Project L.E.A.R.N. (Let’s Eliminate At-Risk Needs) helps parents become involved in their children’s education and provides homework assistance, tutoring or developmental childcare for children.
Project L.E.A.R.N and the other regional finalists will receive a $5,000 check to help enhance or create new Kinder-Readiness programs that prepare children to enter Kindergarten socially and academically ready to learn.
Lamar CISD was H-E-B’s 2009 Excellence in Education Award-winner for large school districts. Ray Elementary teacher Donald Clark has won the award for Lifetime Achievement.
The overall statewide winner will be announced at the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on May 6 at the InterContinental Hotel in Houston and awarded an additional $25,000 grant.
For more information, visit www.heb.com.