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Butts County School System receives $3,000 grant from Delta Community Credit Union

Jackson Progress-Argus

The Butts County School System received a $3,000 grant from Delta Community Credit Union, which will allow for the expansion of its robotics program. The school system launched the program in the 2017-2018 school year, which students can join as early as fourth grade.

The grant will allow the school system to buy additional robotics equipment, making it possible to begin exposing second- and third-grade students to robotics learning. Butts County teachers say the robotics program provides students with essential skills that prepare them for well-paying careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Senior Community Development representative William Wesley and Business Development representative Jerry Freeman represented Delta Community at a check presentation at Daughtry Elementary School last week. In addition, teachers took them into a robotics classroom, where fourth- and fifth-grade students showcased their work and projects.

The grant was made possible through the credit union’s Schools Program, which supports STEM and STEAM education at local schools. Delta Community expanded its field of membership to Butts County in May 2021.

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