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B.L.I.N.D. Receives Grant

(l-r) Cheyenne Wiemken, Fiona Huffstutler, Victoria Donaldson, Kerie Battaglia, Jack Clary (in the back with the hat), Morgan Dorathy, Advisor- Tegan Miller and Derick Cox -Dean of Students.

Submitted by Tegan Miller, Teacher, PLT #3 6-12 Campus

Once again a local entity has benefited from one of the two charitable foundations that serve the PLT#3 District area. The B.L.I.N.D. Program,(Building Lasting Impressions that Never Die) a student organization at the PLT#3 6-12 Campus, was recently gifted with a $1,000.00 grant from the Funding New Beginnings Foundation, which is overseen by Farmers National Bank.

The following is a thank you letter written by program advisor Tegan Miller, a teacher at the PLT#3 6-12 Campus. 

I would like to thank Farmers National Bank Community Fund Foundation for the donation of $1,000.00 to help fund the Prophetstown B.L.I.N.D Program. I cannot express my gratitude for your generosity. Thank you for supporting this program and the students involved with it.

B.L.I.N.D. is celebrating its 19th year as a student leadership organization. Prophetstown joined in 2018.  It has a dual purpose of breaking down stereotypes that exist in all schools and promoting the 40 Developmental Assets.

This year, student leaders from the surrounding area were able to attend a day of training held in Rock Falls. The training is normally held at Camp Benson, but due to the circumstances, we were able to modify the program. Student leaders and staff were cautious while attending. All wore masks and socially distanced.

With this donation, we plan to use it to fund the Freshman B.L.I.N.D Retreat and the Leadership Summer Retreat held at Camp Benson. This donation will pay for accommodations, food, and supplies used during these retreats.  Local administrators have praised the organization as an effective and positive influence for students and staff alike.


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