Classroom Enrichment Grant

Thank you for applying for the 2024 United Way of Lee County Classroom Enrichment Grant. This grant was created to invest in teachers in our community by funding a project or items teachers typically have to pay out of pocket for. Examples may include: a sensory play station, new books for the classroom library, flexible seating, etc. To apply simply fill out the application below. The timeline for the grant is as follows: 

March 25: applications open

April 5: applications close at noon

April 8: voting opens

April 12: voting closes at noon

April 15: winners announced

All winners will be asked to submit a Amazon wish list of requested items totaling their awarded grant amount. The United Way of Lee County staff will purchase the items and coordinate with the teacher on the best way to deliver them. 

Voting will be limited to one vote per person per 24 hour period. We encourage you to share the voting page with you family and friends to increase your chances of winning. 

Any and all questions regarding the Classroom Enrichment Grant should be directed to Kerissa Helms at

Congratulations to our winners

Auburn City Schools
Second place is Emily Antoniak with her project Hydroponic Horizons: Cultivating Young Minds. 
First place is Alex Jay with her project Functional skills for functional kids 

Opelika City Schools 
Second place is Raegan Lemmond with her project Places for all 
First place is Laura Chase with her project Chill Zone 

Lee County Schools 
Second place is Amy Crew with her project Classroom Environment Enhancement 
First place is Maggie Buzbee with her project Flexible seating for first grade