The Schools Foundation (TSF), a longstanding supporter of educators since 2000, is launching a holiday-giving campaign to support local area teachers. This December, TSF is partnering with Happi Pappi to provide complimentary beverages and breakfast items to give back and ‘recharge’ teachers across Madison County. The holiday initiative is sponsored by Toyota Alabama and Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation. The public can make donations to support this initiative and/or The Schools Foundation on TSF’s website, www.theschoolsfoundation.org.
This initiative comes on the heels of TSF announcing its acquisition of RECHARGE, an online resource that addresses local area teachers’ mental health and wellness needs. TSF plans to take RECHARGE, a pilot program created by Leadership Greater Huntsville’s 2022 Flagship Class, to the next phase and offer RECHARGE events in the coming year and possibly beyond. TSF will add a collaborative professional development component for teachers. The goal is to provide a Recharge experience for teachers to slow down, share coping mechanisms and best practices, and improve their mental health and classroom skills. Learn more about RECHARGE at https://www.rechargeourteachers.com/.
Who: The Schools Foundation and teachers in Madison County
What: RECHARGE Days in December
When & Where:
Friday, 12/2 @ Madison County Schools Office, 6:45 – 8:00 a.m. CST for Madison County Teachers at 1275 Jordan Road (behind the Madison Co. Schools District Office)
Friday, 12/9 @ Milton Frank Stadium, 6:45 – 8:00 a.m. CST for Huntsville City Schools Teachers at 2801 15th Ave. SW in Huntsville
Wednesday, 12/14 @ Madison City Schools Stadium, 6:45 – 8:00 a.m. CST for Madison City Teachers at 211 Celtic Drive in Madison
Why: In the giving spirit for this holiday season, TSF is launching its new program RECHARGE Our Teachers by giving back to teachers in Madison County’s three public school districts.
About The Schools Foundation:
Established in 2000, The Schools Foundation supports Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County public schools through programming, funding and advocacy for principals, teachers and students. Representing more than 55,000 students, TSF’s vision is to be recognized statewide as a driving force for excellence in public education that helps create world-class schools in Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County schools. TSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
RECHARGE was built to address the unique needs that local teachers faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the stresses they face in a post-pandemic world. The content was developed in collaboration with North Alabama’s behavioral healthcare provider WellStone and locally owned Solid Ground Counseling Center, which focuses on family behavioral health.