Improving opportunities for youth through educational programs

Recognizing that success in school is key to our region’s future economic success the STCF has developed a close partnership with the Gadsden Independent School District to fund various programs to ensure that students in our region have all the tools they need to succeed later in life. These programs encourage and reward academic achievement, as well as provide basic necessities for students who are economically challenged.

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Our Programs

Elementary Honors

Keeping students in school is the first step to success

The STCF and GISD have developed honors programs at local elementary schools. To help lower absenteeism rates at elementary schools we have set up honors programs at local elementary schools. These programs encourage attendance and students who complete the program are honored in front of their parents each year with a gala and awards ceremony. GISD organizes the event and the STCF provides the funding.

STCF President Jerry Pacheco and Willie Silva of El Paso Electric honoring students at Sunland Park Elementary School.

School Supplies

Every Student Should have the tools needed to succeed

The STCF organizes and funds donations for students in economically challenged households. The STCF provides backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms to students every semester. These donations help students concentrate on academics rather than worry or feel embarrassed that they don’t have the basic tools necessary for school.

Students at Riverside Elementary receiving backpacks filled with school supplies.

Bikes for Grades

Teaching students that hard work pays off

The STCF organizes and funds bikes and tablets for high performers in each elementary classroom four times a year. This program incentivizes students to work hard on their grades by providing top students in each classroom with either a bike or a tablet. Once a student has been awarded twice in a year we award the next highest student. For many students these are their first bikes or electronic device to get as a child.

Students receiving bikes as recognition for their hard work at a GISD Board Meeting.

Tech in the Classroom

Making sure all students can access technology

The STCF is funding a multi-year project to donate computers to elementary schools. The goal is to fully stock the schools’ computer labs with up-to-date equipment.

Students at Yucca Elementary School learning new skills with technology.