In this know99 television segment, the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a celebration involving every school in the district at one big event.
The city of Phoenix Youth and Education Programs Office has compiled a list of available grants for schools and youth programs. Complete information can be found on the School and Teacher grants page. Schools, teachers, and youth program staff can visit the Web site often to receive current updates about available grants.
Educational grants highlighted on the list include the Arts in Education Grant from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Intel Foundation Schools of Distinction Program grant, which both have an application deadline of Feb. 17. The list also includes the U.S. Department of Education Partnerships in Character Education Program and the National Association of Biology Teachers Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award among others.
The Youth and Education Office provides resource information for schools and youth programs and serves as a catalyst for Phoenix youth to express their voices. The office facilitates the Outstanding Young Man Young Woman and Principal for a Day programs and manages know99, the city’s educational television channel. Additionally, youth and education staff oversees the U.S. Airways Center Suite Program, staffs the Phoenix Youth Commission, and sends out a monthly e-newsletter to Phoenix schools.
know99’s cameras went to North High School in midtown Phoenix, where a new show for teenagers is being produced. The show, called T4, will begin airing in January. American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks, is one of the first guests.
Arizona is the number one mining state in the country. The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, located in downtown Phoenix’s Capitol Mall area, has over 3,000 minerals, rocks, fossils, and mining artifacts on display. Over 23,000 school children visit the museum each year. During their visit they are taught how the various minerals play a role in our daily life, In this know99 television segment, some of the school children who recently visited the museum share their thoughts.