Lafayette Education Foundation
Lafayette Education Foundation promotes and supports excellence in education by:
- Developing supportive relationships between the private sector and the Lafayette Parish public school system.
- Providing private sector support through grant funding to launch creative education initiatives.
- Implementing strategies to stimulate optimism and inspiration among educators, parents and students.
- Encouraging and facilitating lifelong learning initiatives.
Teacher Awards - Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, the goal of the LEF Teacher Awards is to honor outstanding educators who have made a difference in the life of a child, while bolstering teachers' love for their profession.
Classroom and School Impact Grants - Since 1989, LEF has provided Classroom and School Impact Grants to LPSS teaches for innovative and creative approaches to learning. LEF awards $50,000-$70,000 annually in grant awards through this program.