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Phenix City Receives Funding Support from Community

Written by Bill Laurienti

As schools become more creative about funding educational initiatives, they often turn to their community for support.

When it comes to funding SmartLab Learning solutions, we’re seeing these efforts gain traction all over the country.

Phenix City Schools in Alabama is the latest example.

With elementary SmartLabs as a key feature of its i3 initiative (inquiry, innovation and impact), the Friends of Phenix City Schools has made great progress toward its fundraising goals.

Another boost to these efforts came as Anytime Fitness, a local business, pledged $25,000 for naming rights to the Lakewood Elementary School SmartLab.

Congratulations to Phenix City Schools and a big thank you to Anytime Fitness owners Daniel and Stephanie Blevins for their generous support of Phenix City students.

Learn more about the Phenix City vision and read more about their fundraising efforts and this generous donation.

Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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