All four programs have been funded by the BEF, according to founder Carol Dores, but now residents have the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite.
Voting on the four grant proposals listed below starts Monday and runs through Oct. 15. Residents are allowed one vote per day throughout the contest, which can be submitted on the BEF website, Facebook page and at ballot boxes to be placed around town.
If the vote results in a tie, the BEF Board of Directors will decide the winner.
The winner will be announced at the annual wine-tasting gala scheduled for Nov. 2 and be memorialized with a plaque in Town Hall.
Allyson Pereira on SextingThis program was held at Brookfield High School by speaker Allyson Pereira for female students and their parents on the negative consequences of sexting.
It aimed to create an open dialog among families, students and the school to address the growing concern and enable students to make positive and healthy choices.
Grant Champion: Susan Griffin
Spanish Program at Prince of Peace SchoolPreschoolers at Prince of Peace Nursery School will be introduced to a foreign language. The Spanish Program will provide the students with a diverse learning experience, incorporating both the language and cultural awareness through music, art, literature, math and science.
By generating a platform to foster early familiarity with the Spanish language, the school hopes to provide continued educational success in future academic years.
Grant Champion: Debbie Nobes
Costumes for PlaysFourth graders at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School have added a creative layer to their literary productions.
Costumes and costume accessories were purchased to be used by the students as they write and perform their own plays, fostering greater involvement in the writing process.
Grant Champion: Lee Morgan
Tech Savvy @ Your LibraryThe Brookfield community will be provided the opportunity to improve their technology skills through a program at the Brookfield Library.
“Tech Savvy @ Your Library” will provide classes to the community current and relevant computer-based technologies. The grant provides funding for six laptop computers, a mobile charging station and subscription to an online instructor training service.
Grant Champion: Jennifer Doyon