JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin High School Special Education department’s life skills classes and Peer Buddy program at Joplin High School have been selected to receive grants from two local Walmart stores through the Walmart Community Grants Program.
JHS teacher Julie McCain said two Walmart Stores have donated a total of $2,500.
The funds will be used to support special education needs at the high school, including clothing, hygiene items, educational projects, life skills lessons, and The Peer Buddy Program.
“These donations will help fund our vision for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond, so we can continue to make a positive influence in the lives of our students,” said McCain. “Through community organizations and businesses like Walmart, we are able to have a larger impact within our school and in the community. We are very grateful for Walmart’s partnership and excited to see what the next school year brings.”
An estimated 80 students are expected to be enrolled in Special Education life skills classes at Joplin High School this fall. About 180 students will be a part of the Peer Buddy program.
The Peer Buddy program and the life skills Special Education classes at JHS hold annual fundraisers to offset program needs throughout the school year.
If local families would like to participate in these fundraisers, or donate to help fill needs at any time, they can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.