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Irvington Schools And Sunnyside Bank Develop Innovation Fund

Irvington School District, Irvington Education Foundation and Sunnyside Federal Bank teamed up to begin an innovation fund.
Irvington School District, Irvington Education Foundation and Sunnyside Federal Bank teamed up to begin an innovation fund. Photo Credit: File

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- The Irvington Union School District, Irvington Education Foundation and Sunnyside Federal Bank have developed and launched an Innovation Fund as a vehicle to accelerate student opportunities and foster an entrepreneurial culture within the district.

The Innovation Fund is geared at introducing student-motivated, innovative learning experiences for students of the community. The fund's official launch is set for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16 in the Campus Presentation Room, 40 North Broadway.

Through a competitive grant process where students will generate their own inventive, leading-edge proposals, the Innovation Fund will introduce new opportunities to the Irvington student-body to complement district-sponsored programs.

On Friday, Jan. 16, students will be officially introduced to the Innovation Fund and asked to imagine “What IF?” Students will have the chance to present their ideas for new, enriching experiences for high school students or the broader school community throughout the school year, with the hopes that their ideas will be funded through the IF.

“The Irvington Education Foundation has been a great partner to the school district,” said Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison. “Over the years, they have funded a multitude of ideas generated by teachers in the district to enhance the education program in Irvington. I look forward to seeing what the students now propose. The future is in their hands."

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