Phoenix Middle School and Wileman Elementary school are among 12 schools in Walworth County to have have received more than $18,000 in field trip grants through the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program for the 2013/2014 school year.
The additional schools receiving a share of the $18,000 include: Big Foot Union High School, Walworth; Brookwood Middle School, Genoa City; Doubek Elementary and Prairie View Elementary schools, East Troy; Jackson Elementary, Lakeland Elementary and Secondary schools and Tibbets Elementary, Elkhorn; Our Redeemer Lutheran School and St. Andrew Parish School, Delavan; and Star Center Elementary School, Lake Geneva.
These selected schools will have the opportunity to put classroom learning into practice at Milwaukee-area educational resources, including the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Milwaukee County Zoo.
The grants will help each school cover the typical added costs of field trips, such as transportation, admission fees, substitute teacher fees and more.
On March 1, the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program began accepting applications for grants that provide $750,000 in funding to eligible schools throughout the 10-county, metro-Milwaukee area to help cover the cost of field trips.
The donation comes from Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.