A grant of $400,000 awarded to the Greenwood School by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver through the Weaver Family Foundation Fund will help the nonprofit complete two high-priority programs for its students in grades 6-12.
A longtime partner in the mission of the school for students challenged with specific learning differences, Delores Barr Weaver said, “We are proud to support Greenwood, which has always represented and demonstrated that learning differences are not a barrier to success.”
The gift will first fund the acquisition and integration of interactive and assistive technology for all classrooms to enhance instruction, increase support to the curriculum and enable connections and collaborations between classrooms and with other schools. Second, Greenwood will use the gift to broaden the Environmental and Conservation Education programs at the school by creating a 10-acre learning experience with a trail system, outdoor laboratory stations, greenhouse for botanical studies, outdoor classroom and wellness areas to enable students to continue spending time enjoying the experience of learning in and from nature.
The result will create additional studies of a deeper scope and allow Greenwood School the opportunity to provide eco-educational experiences to other schools and community organizations. Students currently partner in research with St. Johns Riverkeeper, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, the University of Florida, University of Kansas and other academic and professional institutions.