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The Meemic Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to a Jackson, Michigan School

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – (February 14, 2023) - The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education announces that Jackson, Michigan’s Northwest Kidder Middle School, part of the Northwest Community School district, won a $10,000 grant to use to enhance their media room with Flex-Space furniture from Lakeshore Learning Materials, a leading provider of educational products and services.

Tara Robinson, an educator at Northwest Middle, nominated her school for the grant in December 2022. Tara and her principal, Dan Brooks, were recently surprised by Meemic Foundation Advocate Adam Stowe of the Stowe Agency located in Jackson, MI, that their school was officially named one of the 10 schools receiving this grant prize.

The Meemic Foundation understands the challenges of educators and schools to get needed resources and is committed to supporting education through unique and fun grant opportunities throughout the year. “We’re excited for Northwest Middle and hope that the new furniture will provide a vibrant educational environment that enhances the learning experience for their students and teachers”, said Meemic Foundation Executive Director Pamela Harlin. “We truly care about our schools and are dedicated to infusing valuable resources like furniture, technology, books, and other supplies into classrooms throughout Michigan.”

About The Meemic Foundation

The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education ( is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1992 by Meemic Insurance Company to provide funding programs and other initiatives in support of educational excellence. Available to educators, staff and administration of Michigan K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions, the Foundation has awarded over 25,000 grants since 2015, funding millions of dollars in classroom programs. Education employees who join the free Meemic Foundation Club gain access to year-round grant opportunities, offered monthly and quarterly. Other exclusive benefits include our Teacher-to-Teacher Resource Library, a sharing platform of topical classroom tips and strategies offered through on-demand videos developed by the network of Foundation club members and other teacher-leaders.