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Grant Allows Stonington Crew Team to Keep Oars in the Water

Stonington crew

Mystic Middle School teacher and Stonington High Crew Coach Bruce Yarnall and Mystic Middle School Principal Tim Smith receive the athletic grant.

Crew has a reputation as being a sport for the wealthy, but Stonington High School girls crew coach Bruce Yarnall says that he finds it’s a sport that opens up opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

“One of the great things about crew is that everyone comes in ninth grade not knowing anything; all the students are starting as beginners,” says Yarnall, a Mystic Middle School special education teacher.

He adds that it’s an especially important opportunity for students who haven’t yet found a sport they enjoy and may struggle with the hand-eye coordination that many more popular sports require.

“It allows kids who don’t generally like ball sports to compete and be part of a team,” Yarnall says. During the fall and spring, approximately 90 Stonington students row. Read more

Enter to Win a Music & Arts Grant for Your School

Numerous studies have found that sharing a love of the arts enhances students’ brain development, creativity, and classroom involvement—and music and art curriculum has been shown to reduce students’ disciplinary issues and dropout rates.

Unfortunately, arts education at many schools has been reduced or eliminated because of budget cuts.

The California Casualty Music & Arts Grant was established to provide support for music and arts education in K-12 public schools. As a member of CEA, you can apply for a $250 grant for a music or art need at your school.

Keep the creativity flowing—apply today at CalCasMusicArtsGrant.com. It’s easy!

Athletics Grants Available to High School & Middle School Teachers

David Jurewicz, a technology teacher and the Head Football Coach at Crosby High School in Waterbury, poses with Principal Jade Gopie after receiving a California Casualty Athletics Grant last spring.

Have sports programs at your school been impacted by inadequate budgets?

Public high school and middle schools sports teams in need of financial help can score up to $3,000 for their sports programs with a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program, provides grants to offset budget cuts that have affected middle and high school athletics.

Click here for details and entry forms. Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018-2019 school year. Read more

Touchdown for Waterbury High School Football

The football equipment necessary to ensure students’ safety can be expensive, and in a district like Waterbury, funding for sports programs is in short supply. “I fill out a lot of funding applications from all kinds of sources, and I often don’t hear back,” says Crosby High School Head Football Coach David Jurewicz, a technology education teacher at the school.

The Waterbury Teachers Association member was therefore thrilled today when, at what he thought was to be a routine staff meeting, he was surprised with a $1,000 athletic grant from California Casualty.

“This is going to help the team out tremendously,” says Jurewicz. “It will go a long way toward getting us the equipment we need.”

A technology teacher and the Head Football Coach at Crosby High School in Waterbury, David Jurewicz poses with Principal Jade Gopie next to student artwork depicting the school’s mascot.

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High School & Middle School Teachers: Apply Now for a California Casualty Athletics Grant

Bill Jacobs, Matt Rice

Whitney High School East/West teachers Bill Jacobs and Matt Rice were excited last year to receive an athletics grant from California Casualty that allowed them to purchase uniforms and equipment for their school’s softball team.

Public high schools and middle schools in need of financial help can score up to $3,000 for their sports programs with a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program, is providing grants to offset budget cuts that have affected middle and high school athletics. Click here for details and entry forms. Applications must be received by January 15, 2017 for consideration for the 2016/2017 year.

Thanks to a California Casualty Athletics Grant, Whitney High School East/West in Hamden last school year was able to purchase uniforms and equipment for special education students playing on a school softball team. Physical education teacher Matt Rice said the grant allowed his students to “participate in activities that they otherwise wouldn’t have any way to access.” Read more