Shoreline is aiming for a cool million!

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Shoreline Aviation is stepping up once again to support its hometown students. The company is proudly serving as a sponsor for the Marshfield Education Foundation’s 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K road race fundraiser. And this year’s proceeds could raise the total grant giving to over $1 million!

Shoreline has a strong history of supporting the community, and the company has worked with many local students over the years, at public events and creating work opportunities.

MEF funds grants submitted by Marshfield Public School teachers, grants intended to create programs that excite students and inspire high-level teaching and learning. The grants supplement the school budget. Without these grants, these programs would not take place. With them, some programs become so successful that they become budget funded in the future.

From the MEF website,

“What are the criteria for funding?

  • MEF invites Marshfield public school staff to apply for grants to support projects that:
  • Directly impact students and significantly enhance learning.
  • Employ creative methods to enrich the existing curriculum.
  • Support excellence and innovation in teaching.
  • Provide a compelling explanation of the expected impact of the grant.
  • Identify specific expected outcomes for student learning.
  • Are not funded by the School Department budget.”

Here are just a few of the many grants awarded for the current school year. From the website:

“Rising Voices: Every Voice Has a Story – Literature in every K-5 classroom across the district to educate more deeply around diversity while broadening the perspectives of our students. This will enable students to have more discussions about inclusivity and empathy. The literary collection also includes books that promote girls in scientific fields.  Included in the literature will be educational materials for the teachers themselves.

“Digital Microscopes – Twenty-four digital microscopes for the Marshfield High School in memory of Paul Mandeville, a former MHS graduate (class of 1972) and long-time believer that STEM builds character in young people. These microscopes feature cutting-edge technology for capturing and sharing high resolution images and video of specimens under a wide magnification range using laptops.

“Universal Reads – A grant going to Furnace Brook Middle School to fund popular print books and One Book One School choices in non-English languages that would socially, emotionally, and scholastically support and benefit the English Language Learner population.”

The St. Patrick’s Day 5K will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18. Start and finish lines will be at the Brant Rock esplanade. Race info is available here:

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three female and male finishers and for setting new course records.

Since 2010, MEF has impacted about 7,200 students with 172 grants totaling over $923,000. MEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that fundraises through corporate and individual donations and from annual events.


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