The Byram Township Education Foundation (BTEF) is a nonprofit community organization with the purpose of benefitting the students of Byram Township Public Schools. It is a private non-profit corporation that seeks and acquires funds to benefit Byram's students.
The BTEF has been established because there has been a growing trend in public education of a reduction in government funding coupled with a desire to provide a better educational experience for students. This problem is being solved with foundations. Foundations can fill the gap of the funding needs between the government funds available and the actual funds needed to fulfill a standard of excellence for our children.
The Byram Township Education Foundation (BTEF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support excellence in learning and to enhance the educational experience for elementary and middle school students in the Byram public schools. The foundation is funded through private fundraising and it operates independently from the school district to provide funds not available through the district's normal operating budget. Through a variety of fund raising activities and donor contributions, BTEF will provide resources to enrich teaching, fund programs and activities to facilitate and inspire student achievement, and provide an important link between the community and the classroom. By investing in the education of the children of Byram, you invest in the future of Byram.
We plan to provide financial support for innovative programs that will ignite learning beyond the existing curriculum. By engaging students and educators in dynamic and outcome-driven experiences, students will become empowered learners and problem solvers.
The Byram Township Educational Foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:
1. Encourage and inspire all students to work to their highest potential. 2. Support the staff, through grants, in their innovative efforts to provide high-quality education 3. Build community partnerships with the Byram Township Education Foundation.