The Floyd County School System is happy to announce that the Floyd County School of Innovation has received one of only ten $10,000 grants awarded by the Infosys Foundation. The Infosys Foundation USA was established in 2015 with the mission of expanding computer science and maker education to K-12 students and teachers across the United States, with a specific focus on increasing access to underrepresented communities.
Christina Crase, principal at FCSI says that this grant will help build stronger connections for the school and multiple community partners.
"We are excited to use this grant as an opportunity to help us develop stronger relationships with students of all ages while encouraging them to consider possible pathways for their future and at the same time helping our students’ network with local industry partners that can further their career experience.” Crase continued, “We are hoping this will encourage community partners to reach out in support of our students."
Cortney Kidd, a teacher at the school said, “We are so excited for our students to be a part of this grant opportunity. This is going to allow them to see how engineering and robotics work hand in hand to solve real problems.” Tabitha Berger, also a teacher at FCSI, said that one of the best things to come from this grant will be the ability to “show [the students] the opportunities that are available, right here, in Eastern KY.”
The Floyd County School of Innovation is the first school in Kentucky to receive an Infosys Foundation grant.
Please click here to learn more about the grant!