YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Twenty-one educational programs across Yorktown’s five schools are being fully funded in 2019-20 thanks to donations from the Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education and other parent-run organizations.

The Foundation for Excellence chipped in $21,700 of the $60,000 that will be used to fund the programs, which were proposed by Yorktown School District teachers. The remainder of the funds are coming from the Parent Teacher Associations of Mohansic, Crompond and Mildred E. Strang; the Special Education Parent-Teacher Association; the Huskers Sports Club; and the Yorktown School District.

Enough money was raised to fund almost two-thirds of the 32 proposed programs.

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Christine Menocal, president of the Foundation for Excellence, said it was a “very competitive grant season.”

“The Foundation for Excellence was founded in 1993 to award grants to educators for developing timely innovative and creative projects that enrich the educational process at the Yorktown School District,” Menocal said the June 3 Board of Education meeting, where the grant recipients were announced.

The grants will help students in school with subjects like math, science, performing arts and literacy. More specifically, some of the grants cover topics like robotics, knitting, choir, U.S. history, food (growing and making), and physical education equipment.