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Top 40 Grants Countdown #7: High School TV Production Class

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Twenty years ago, in the spring of 2003, the Foundation funded a $350 grant for a digital video camera for TV Production classes. That fall, we funded another grant for TV Production classes, this time for $6,262, which was more than twice as much as any other grant we funded that year. The money would be used for more equipment to help students create a daily broadcast. 

And that’s how Primetime Pioneers was born. 

Since then, Primetime Pioneers has become an indispensable part of high school life for thousands of students. It’s a quick, fun, daily show that shares what’s happening in the high school with all students. You can see daily episodes on YouTube. Several students who participated in Primetime Pioneers have gone on to successful careers in broadcasting or television production. 

All of that started with a grant from the Foundation. That’s what we do. We grant opportunities to students. And we watch them grow.

Thank you, Foundation donors, for making this possible! You can help support our mission of investing in educational enhancements for all our students on our Donate page.