Teachers & Staff

The LMU Family of Schools is dedicated to supporting our local K-12 teachers and staff through mutually beneficial collaborations.

FOS Accomplishes this Mission through:

  • In-class tutors/mentors for students
  • In-class guest-lecturers (e.g. Faculty from LMU to speak to your students)
  • College-readiness programs for your students
  • After-school or Before-school programs for your students (e.g. After-School Literacy Enhancement Programs)
  • LMU campus visits for your students (e.g. Lion for a Day)
  • Professional development opportunities for you (e.g. Grant-writing 101)

Grant Opportunities

DonorsChoose.org for Teachers

DonorsChoose.org was started in 2000 and has grown to serve all the public schools throughout the United States. The organization collects proposals from teachers and makes them available to the general public via its website. Individual donors can select classroom projects and contribute as much as they wish to. DonorsChoose.org then purchases necessary supplies and provides them to the schools. Read more / submit a proposal.

The Music is Revolution Foundation Grants Program

Deadline: N/A

The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for activities designed (by teachers) to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Mini-grants up to $500 are available to teachers for music education activities of all types. Only projects that clearly contain a musical focus will be considered, Public school teachers who work with students in grades K-12 may apply for funding. More info.

Sprint Character Education Grant Program

Through the Sprint Character Education Grant Program, the Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, equipment and software that facilitates and encourages character education among K-12 students. The program is open to all U.S. public schools and school districts. The Sprint Character Education Grant Program will accept applications for Character Education initiatives that promote youth leadership, youth volunteerism, school pride, and a positive school culture. More info / download an application.

Everyday Young Heroes Awards

Deadline: Ongoing

Each week in the National Service Briefing, Youth Service America (YSA) features an Everyday Young Hero to highlight the achievements and commitment of a student to service. Everyday Young Hero Award winners will receive a certificate and award letter and will be featured on YSA's website. In addition, winners will also be considered for other YSA awards. More info / nominate a young person.