Johnson Foundation announced that Lowe’s and Samsung will partner
with them again this year to Team Up for Technology, providing one K-12
public or charter school in the United States with a $48,000 technology
Team Up for Technology is open to all K-12 public or charter schools in the United States.
Nominations may be submitted at jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org
or Twitter, twitter.com/jjfoundation48,
now through Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. ET. Ten
schools from the initial nominations will be selected as semi-finalists
and asked to submit a video application. The final winner will be
selected based on those applications.
the foundation’s work the past few years with public education, we’ve
seen the technology need that schools
across the country are facing,” said five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie
Johnson, who along with his wife, Chandra, started the Jimmie Johnson
Foundation in 2006. “The partnership with Lowe’s and Samsung allows us
to make a sizable impact for a school. The video
submissions that some of the kids come up with are so creative and it’s
neat to see them take an interest in their educations.”
Now in its third year, Team Up for Technology has awarded $96,000 in cash and technology to two deserving schools.
Up For Technology has completely changed
our ability to deliver high quality, rigorous instruction to our
students,” said Scott Larkin, principal at New Hanover Township School, which
won the $48,000 grant in 2012.
“Thanks to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation's generosity, we have forged a
partnership with Samsung that is redefining our use of technology in
Schools may be nominated by multiple individuals, however, individuals may only submit one nomination.
submitted using Twitter are limited to a single tweet of 140 characters,
should outline why a school is need of a makeover and must include
#teamup4tech. The tweet may include a photo but
the photo link must be contained in the single tweet.