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Men4Ed is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural Men4Ed grant. This grant funds approximately $20,000 toward educational programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Be a worthy club, sport, or activity that is tied to Park City School District
  • Program or activity must take place outside of the classroom
  • Program or activity must support Men4Ed’s mission of being “Champions of the Underfunded.”

Selecting final grant recipients is always a challenge as there are so many incredible teachers and community members leading and championing meaningful, high impact programs. The Men4Ed inaugural grant application process proved no exception. With that in mind, please join us in congratulating the recipients of the Men4Ed inaugural grant.


Trailside Elementary School

Mileage Club

Grant writer: Jessica Lerner

$500 grant: Charms, certificates of celebration and subscription to mileage tracking software

Mileage Club is a parent volunteer organized program held Tuesday and Thursdays during lunch times in the Fall and Spring. It encourages all K-5 students to be physically active through running as well as engaging with other students during a time of the school day that can prove socially challenging for students.

Parleys Park Elementary School

Park City Ninjas

Grant writer: Tod Klarich

$1,500 grant: Taekwondo Testing and Registration Fees for Disadvantaged Students

Park City Ninja Kids is a free year-round after-school program that is taught by volunteer taekwondo instructors. The program has taught over 125 elementary students taekwondo, but more importantly, the concepts of discipline, respect, integrity, and anti-bullying messages.


McPolin Elementary School

The M3 Choir

Grant writer: Hannah Rackham

$850 grant: New music and compensation for an accompanist

The M3 Choir is a non-audition volunteer choir of 4th and 5th graders. The choir meets twice a week before school to learn music to perform for peers and parents.

Running Club

Grant writer: Amy Vanover

$2,500 grant: Running shoes and equipment for MPES 3rd – 5th graders

Running Club is a parent volunteer program that launched this spring and will continue in the fall of 2018. It is the intention of the organizers that Running Club will open the door to students, regardless of financial means, to participate in a team sport and a healthier life.

Media Club

Grant writer: Amy Vanover

$2,000 grant: Film equipment

Running the full academic year, Media club provides 4th and 5th grade students with the opportunity to produce a weekly media broadcast for the school. Students write, direct, film, and edit the broadcast, giving students a chance to work together in a dynamic environment.

Bici Club: A Bilingual Bicycle Mechanic Club

Grant writer: Joe Dvorak

$1,000 grant: Bike toolkits and spare parts

Bici Club offers 5th grade students a chance to learn bike mechanic skills. The club meets once a week and works with a local bike mechanic to practice fixing bikes. The bikes will be redistributed and used as clean transportation in the Park City community.

Ecker Hill

Boys’ Power Lunches

Grant writer: Ginny Etheridge

$800 grant: Snacks and drinks

Boys' Power lunches are held monthly during both lunch sessions. Community members give an interactive 20-minute talk about their career, the educational path they took, pros and cons, etc. The program, modeled after the Girls’ Lunch Program, hosts over 200 boys at every lunch.

Outdoor Adventure

Grant writer: Nate Brown

$5,000 grant: 30 sets of cross-country ski equipment

Cross-country skiing, along with several other winter sports, is part of Ecker Hill’s Physical Education curriculum. Through the outdoor adventure unit, approximately 800 6th and 7th grade kids have an opportunity to experiencing a very popular local community activity that is inexpensive, accessible and a lifetime sport.

Watch D.O.G.

Grant writer: Sam Salinas/Ginny Etheridge

$1,000 grant: Two orientation dinners for dads and students; a stipend for an organizer

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a school­based father involvement program that supports education and safety. The Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, step­fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities.

Park City High School

Marching Band

Grant writer: Bret Hughes

$4030.00 grant: 10 marching band uniforms

Marching Band is open to every Park City High School student grades 9 – 12 and is a year-round activity. 10 additional marching band uniforms would supplement the set already owned and allow for the continued growth of the Marching Band.


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