COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 2017 – The UCT Gives Back AGAIN to Schools video contest for schools with programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities wrapped up in March with a panel of judges selecting the 1st and 2nd place winners to receive the $10,000 and $5,000 cash prizes.
Congratulations to Truman Elementary in Springfield, Missouri, for winning first place in the UCT Gives Back AGAIN to Schools video contest and receiving $10,000! The school was chosen to receive first place because of their rolling café program operated by students with special needs. The café has been a great success in teaching students about various aspects of business and handling money. Truman’s dream to expand the program to other nearby schools will come true thanks to UCT and the $10,000 first place prize.
Another big congrats to Waldron Learning Center in Coldwater, Michigan, for taking second place and receiving $5,000. Waldron’s Pathways to Independence program helps individuals unable to attain high school diplomas because of their disabilities learn skills to help them integrate into the community – and the job force. The $5,000 will help Waldron expand and renovate its facilities allowing more individuals to achieve independence.
Helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been UCT’s top project for over 60 years. The organization is proud and happy to be able to help these two worthy programs.