KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the last four years, the Phillips 66 #LiveToTheFull Heroes program has celebrated people making a positive impact in our communities. This year, the company is recognizing teachers who’ve shown their commitment to educating and providing much needed-normalcy to the kids in their classrooms.
To honor these teacher heroes, Phillips 66 is contributing $66,000 to teachers’ projects in the Kansas City metro area.
If you’re a local teacher who’s helped the kids in your classroom keep living, learning and playing to the fullest during this challenging year:
In a year like no other, teachers around the nation have shown a dedication and perseverance to continuing to bring learning, play, joy and much-needed normalcy to kids each and every day, whether they’re learning in classrooms or remotely.
According to a survey by the federal Department of Education, teachers spent an average of $500 of their own money each year on supplies for their classrooms — a need that’s only increased as teachers try to ensure that their students have the tools and resources they need to turn their homes into classrooms.