Your contribution helps your community: Our public schools are chronically underfunded. Strong schools and successful students are crucial to a healthy community.
Please consider making a contribution. EFEC’s mission is to support education and intellectual and emotional needs of students, especially focusing on school-based enrichment programs, mental health services, and efforts to recognize and retain top teacher talent.
The Eagle County education funding gap is growing. Colorado spends $2,800 per pupil below the national average on our local students. EFEC seeks to fill the gap between what our school system can provide, and what the children of our community most need.
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“Thank you E•ƒ(ec)! Because of you, Red Sandstone Elementary students now have enough new 3/4 size guitars so that EVERY child has one to play for a more enriching music classroom experience. Brain studies have shown that children who study music have improved scores in both reading and math. Playing guitar builds a sense of community, feeds emotional wellbeing and provides a lifelong skill. Thank you to all of you who made this possible!”
— Sue Pehrson, music teacher
Red Sandstone Elementary School
“Creating links through technology bridges gaps between learners. Bridging gaps creates unity. Thank you E•ƒ(ec) for recognizing the opportunity to support and strengthen our school communities with this social-awareness building and career-oriented technology. We are very excited to launch our new project, Eagle Valley High School - SMART Technologies Education Program (EVHS-STEP)”
— John Todd Redding MA ED, STEAM Instructor
Eagle Valley High School
“At Eagle Valley High School, we are dedicated to aligning student interests into successful career pathways. With our new biotechnology equipment, graciously provided by E•ƒ(ec) and Vail Valley Medical Center, our students can engage in a real world application of medical lab procedures and find their way from high school to a career in health and medicine.”
— Kelly Kienzle, M.Ed., Science & Master Teacher
Eagle Valley High School
“We are elated! The E•ƒ(ec) grant will help our June Creek Elementary students tremendously by providing the support they need to be successful with grade-level math content. As our approach to teaching math evolves we want our students to be prepared to tackle math at each level in addition to foundational math skills. This grant will ensure our students have what they need to succeed!”
— Noreen Treadway, 3rd grade teacher
June Creek Elementary School
“Vail Resorts, Epic Promise is proud to support a variety nonprofit organizations in the Vail Valley, each with an important mission. However, of the many organizations that help children in each of our resort areas, E•ƒ(ec) stands out by providing teachers with the opportunity to further their education. We are proud supporters of the Distinguished Teacher Awards scholarship program because helping children succeed starts with successful teachers and E•ƒ(ec) recognizes that connection.”
— Nicky DeFord, Director of Community Engagement