The Mt. Airy Teachers Fund has awarded $7,000 in grants to teachers at various neighborhood public schools.
Grants ranged in size from $100 to $500 each and were judged based on educational opportunities provided by the teachers to their students.
Nearly half of this year’s grant funds were distributed to teachers who incorporated a pro-tolerance/anti-bullying message into their proposed projects.
This is the fourth year the fund has given out money.
The fund emphasizes an anti-bullying message.
Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary staged a 2007 concert fundraiser at the home of Judy and Ken Weinstein which raised more than $10,000.
Weinstein is the driving force behind the fund.
"This year, the committee wanted to continue the goal of spreading Peter Yarrow's message of anti-bullying," Weinstein said. "We are very excited to award so many teachers who believe in this message as much as we do."
One of the grants will pay for a recording studio for the entire music program at the Houston School. Other students will have the opportunity to visit the Franklin Institute for an Earth exhibit.