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Las Palmas Could Win $50,000 for Student Kindles

Las Palmas Elementary School is in the running to win up to $50,000 in grant money from Clorox's Power A Bright Future program to purchase Kindles for the entire school.

Las Palmas Elementary School is in the running to win up to $50,000 in grant money from The Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant program, and needs your help to win.

In its third year, Clorox’s Power A Bright Future grant program seeks to help fund new or ongoing school programs nationwide that are vital for students' educational development and growth. The grant program is offering four $25,000 grants in each of the following categories: Play, Create, Explore, and Judge’s Choice. Nominees are also eligible to win the $50,000 grant grand prize.

Las Palmas Elementary School, a California Distinguished Public School, seeks to use the grant money to put a Kindle in every Las Palmas student’s backpack.  The school pursues a , building an education that is built around reading in two languages.

The $50,000 grant money would go towards supplying every Las Palmas student with a Kindle e-reader, giving students access to newer and more advanced dual-language curriculum. 

“Because our student body is very economically diverse and welcomes underprivileged families with open hearts, it is a further challenge to impact those students who do not have additional family resources to support their reading,” school officials state on Las Palmas’ Power A Bright Future nomination page. “Give us 700 Kindles and we promise to give our students thousands of titles, capture their imagination and help them become fluent, creative, outspoken minds.”

Las Palmas is up against more than 1,600 schools nationwide and needs your help to win. Support San Clemente’s Las Palmas Elementary School by voting at PowerABrightFuture.com or via text message (text “clorox2325” to 44144).

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