The Bangor Education Foundation
Bangor, Maine 04402

June 1998

What's new at the

Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Commitment
To Public Education

October 1997 marked the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Bangor Education Foundation. From a small but committed group of parents who gathered with a common goal in 1987, the organization has grown to supporters whose contributions make BEF's programs possible. From it's inception, the Foundation has encouraged innovative teaching through it's Small Grants Program and fostered public debate on education issues via the Public Forum Series. In 1992, BEF established Community Reading Day, the immensely popular regional reading event now heading into its sixth year. Join BEF as it embarks on a second decade of commitment to excellence in Bangor's public schools.

Watch for the Community Resources Database!

In 1992, the Bangor Education Foundation compiled a database of resources to help teachers and parents find interesting activities, information and people in the Bangor region. We are converting this database to electronic format, and as soon as it is ready, we will include it on our web site. Check the community resources database button on our home page later this summer!

Want a Copy of Our Complete Printed Newsletter?

The Bangor Education Foundation twice each year publishes a newsletter, Hand in Hand, to inform our members and supporters, teachers, businesses, and the greater Bangor community about our efforts and programs on behalf of public education in Bangor. Hand in Hand will let you know about our latest Small Grant Awards for classroom projects. It will update you on plans for this year's Community Reading Day in schools across the region. It will notify you about upcoming speakers and presentations.

Hand in Hand is included in membership in the Foundation. If you would like to subscribe to a membership for yoursefl or for someone who does not have access to our web site, contact the Bangor Education Foundation at P.O. Box 1069, Bangor, Maine 04402, call 947-1633 or download a membership form.

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