DEISD Receives Texas Trust Grant

DeSoto ISD Awarded $11K Texas Trust Credit Union Grant
Posted on 05/31/2024
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Texas Trust Credit Union awarded DeSoto Independent School District an $11,000 grant aimed at enhancing financial literacy. 

Through the foundation, Texas Trust Credit Union funded $73,500 in grants supporting public school districts in North, East, and Central Texas.

“As a cooperative financial institution we are committed to helping others achieve their goals, dreams, and success,” said Washima Huq, Executive Director of the Texas Trust Gives Foundation. “Our work begins by supporting students to become successful in school, so that they will have the foundation needed to build brighter financial futures as adults.”

Huq added, “With budget cuts, economic challenges, and teacher shortages, our children are vulnerable to falling behind. Through our grants we are supporting the foundation of future generations that will one day be business and political leaders.”

Districts received grants ranging from $900 to nearly $15,000 to provide an array of programs that enrich learning and help students work toward a brighter financial future once they graduate and become independent.

Grants awarded this spring will be used to fund school projects in the 2024-2025 school year.

Through the foundation, Texas Trust has given out nearly $300,000 in grants to educators in the last five year

This generous funding provided students with opportunities to participate in lessons designed to complement and strengthen their financial skills across various curricular areas.  Through the grant, students were given the opportunity to have virtual currency posted to a ledger based on their performance on math snapshots, NWEA Map growth and attendance.  The students with the top dollar amounts were eligible to purchase items that included: bikes, drones, games, books, craft kits, etc.  All students who participated were given a pizza party.  The top performing teachers were also awarded gifts based on their students' performance.  The district looks forward to the second cycle, which will expand to other DeSoto ISD campuses.