Grants

The Billerica Adventure Series Corporation has awarded grants to outstanding members of the Billerica community for their educational enrichment projects. Please see the list below!

The Billerica Adventure Series Corporation is pleased to make available three (3) grants in the amount of $100.00 in 2020.

The Billerica Adventure Series Corporation (BASC) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization whose purpose is to establish a self perpetuating fund for educational enrichment purposes in the Billerica, Massachusetts community. Distribution of grants will be made in consideration for the purpose to provide stewardship, advocacy, promotion and support of educational, philanthropic, arts, civic and literary endeavors, activities or programs and applicant need.

•   Grants are for educational enrichment purposes
•   Grants will be awarded once a year
•   Funding available will be determined by the BASC Board of Directors annually
•   Grants will be in small increments; number and dollars available will be announced to the community
•   Grants are eligible to residents of Billerica, Massachusetts
•   Grants will be distributed directly to the program for the purpose requested


2019 Grant Recipients:

Christine Leskouski and Kevin Tighe, Parker School Teachers
Educational Project: Reflex Program to increase math fluency

Benjamin Algarin, Marshall Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Purchase of two old fashioned rabbit planes for the Industrial Arts Program

Matthew Lutinski, Marshall Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Tuition assistance for students to attend Camp Bournedale

The Billerica Rotary Club
Educational Project: purchase of school supplies in support of the DCF Rotary Duffle Bag project

Robyn Foti, Hajjar, Elementary School Parents Association
Educational Project: “Top Secret Science” to assist with annual Math/Science Night

2018 Grant Recipients:

Katie Anderson, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: Pathways Program, applying skills learned in classroom to real life scenarios

Kate Belair, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: Green and White Academy, incentives towards positive behavior and academic success

Vicki Weston States, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: WWII through the Eyes of the Soldier course, World War II Museum trip, Holocaust survivor speaker

Lisa Maher, Parker Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Recess Block, strengthen social and emotional skills

Robyn Foti, Hajjar, Elementary School Parents Association
Educational Project: Museum of Science Traveling Program, Animal Adaptation

2017 Grant Recipients:

Dafna Brown and Tara Pierce, Marshall Middle School Teachers
Educational Project: Marshall Peer Leadership Program, training materials

Catherine LaRosa, Dutile Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: The Kindness Rocks project

Vicki Weston States, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: WWII through the Eyes of the Soldier course, World War II Museum trip, Holocaust survivor speaker

Anne Leslie, Parker Elementary School PTO
Educational Project: Minute Man National Historical Park, fifth grade field trip

Robyn Foti, Hajjar Elementary School Parents Association
Educational Project: Top Secret Science and Math enrichment program


2016 Grant Recipients:

Deborah Carpenter, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Health Education, Caffeine: How Much is Too Much 

Jake Champagne, Billerica Memoria High School Teacher
Educational Project: Poetry Club, Student Day of Poetry, Louder than a Bomb

Noreen O’Brien, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: ELL Program, Field trip to Lexington and Concord

Maureen Parker, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Locke Monsters Robotics Team, robotics parts for VEX robotics competition

Chris Peterson, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: Family and Consumer Sciences, K’nex for communication demonstrations


2015 Grant Recipients:

Kristina Sychtysz, Eugene C Vining Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Positive Behavior Interention & Supports

Sharla Hennessey, Parker Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Windows on Wildlife, Life Cycle of Raptors

Sandra Libby, Friends of Billerica Recreation
Educational Project: Kids Konnection Playground, Summer Stage Series

Chris Peterson, Billerica Memorial High School
Educational Project: Positive Impact Group Curriculum

Sandra Libby, Friends of Billerica Recreation
Educational Project: Girl Scout Home Alone program cookbook


2014 Grant Recipients:

Deborah Carpenter, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Energy “Crisis” Drinks display for curriculum 

Christy Fajkowski, HabitsOts, Pre-School Educator
Educational Project: Pre-School literature based curriculum art supplies

Shari Hennessey, Parker Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Museum of Science, class visit to enhance STEM curriculum

Samidha Sane, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Concrete Bricks Galore, the abstract concept of chemical reaction in a concrete ways

Danielle Sullivan, Kennedy Elementary School
Educational Project: New England Aquarium, class visit


2013 Grant Recipients:

Karen Pearson, Dutile Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Art enrichment program art supplies

Christy Fajkowski, HabitsOts, Pre-School Educator
Educational Project: Pre-School literature based curriculum supplies

Sarah LeFevre, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Compass program supplies

Joanne Sprague, Billerica Memorial High School Teacher
Educational Project: BMHS Zoo, animal science program


2012 Grant Recipients:

Jennifer Stimpson, Vining Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Document camera for use in the Extended Day Kindergarten classroom

Michael Ashe and Leah Gagnon, Marshall Middle School Teachers
Educational Project: Wireless microphone(s) for Marshall Middle School Theater Club after school program

Julie Fraser, Parker Elementary School Teacher
Educational Project: Acton Discovery Museum class visit to enhance science curriculum

Maureen Hughes, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Jason Project membership to enhance ecosystem curriculum and students science and engineering development

Samidha Sane, Locke Middle School Teacher
Educational Project: Materials to build an earthquake simulating contraption supporting engineering and technology lesson