The DeSoto County Education Foundation provides financial and volunteer support for DeSoto County students in the following ways:

  • Provide matching funds to offer teacher/classroom mini-grants and project materials for innovative programs
  • Annually fund 20 GED testing scholarships
  • Recipient of a Barbara Bush Family Literacy grant for the Family Literacy Academy
  • Recipient of a Blue Cross/Blue Shield grant for the Family Literacy Academy
  • Recipient of a Wal-Mart Foundation grant to assist with the BackPacks for Kids food distribution program
  • Recipient of a Bank of America Foundation grant
  • Partner with All Faiths Food Bank and Mosaic to offer the Back Pack program and Food Pantry Program at the high school
  • Host a Chamber of Commerce Luncheon and highlight many of the programs that the foundation sponsor
  • Active member in the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce
  • Participate in Leadership DeSoto by offering tours of facilities and visits to classroom programs
  • Coordinate the recognition event for the Employee of the Year ( Teacher of the Year / Rookie Teacher of the Year / Support Employee of the Year )
  • Participate in the New Teacher Orientation program
  • Assist with the DeSoto County High School Top 10% Recognition Event
  • Coordinate as the fiscal agent for PROJECT GRADUATION
  • Provide financial assistance to Links 2 Success
  • Provide financial assistance to the John Schudel High School Challenge Team scholarships
  • Act as the fiscal agent for private donors and corporate sponsors to provide scholarships for DeSoto County High School graduates