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From the Early Childhood Education Center to the Novi Adult Transition Center and everything in between, each and every NCSD student benefits from NEF classroom grants. NCSD educators, staff, and even students, are able to apply for funding biannually to bring new learning opportunities to life. The confidence, critical thinking and communication skills that are supported by these efforts benefit students and the community in innumerable ways. The NEF grant process encourages projects which can be developed, shared, and replicated among all the schools in the district.


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Read about just a few of the classroom grants funded by the NEF in the most recent award cycle.

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Maansi Nema was the first ever student recipient of a NEF classroom grant. After taking a coding class at Novi High School, she wanted other girls to be able to imagine a future in STEM. Find out what Maansi accomplished with her grant and what she is up to now!

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Novi High School's robotics team, Frog Force 503, competes around the world. Inspired by the success of Unified athletics teams, they wanted to bring the first Unified Robotics team to Michigan. Learn about the NEF grant that brought students from the high school together with students in special education for a truly inclusive experience. 


Ms. Middleton knew how much comfort her dog, Bosa, gave her. She imagined the benefits to students if there were trained therapy dogs at school. With help from a NEF grant, Bosa is now one of seven therapy dogs that spend time with students in all NCSD schools. Learn about Bosa and see the joy he and his friends bring to NCSD.

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Mrs. David knew it was important for her middle school students to see themselves in books. She also wanted them to see themselves in real authors. Her grant from the NEF allowed every eighth grader to hear from authors about their lives, their writing, and the importance of telling your own story. See some of the student feedback about how inspirational these visits were!

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