For the second straight year, IEA has awarded cash grants to early career educators to fund community service projects throughout the state.

This video highlights the Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) grant program.

The grants have been used for a variety of projects, from creating reading groups and music programs, to the building of community gardens.

Another SCORE-funded program provided companionship to elderly nursing home residents while others focused on literacy, blankets for babies, mentoring programs and more.