Thank you for visiting the Thank America’s Teachers® page. For the past several years, Farmers® has helped encourage people across America to recognize educators for their dedication to making our nation’s young people smarter, more confident and better prepared for the future. The first step in this endeavor was making it easy to say “thank you” to teachers through this dedicated site. We also take pride in having impacted hundreds of classrooms in America by awarding more than $4 million in grants to teachers.
While our Thank America’s Teachers® educational grant program came to an end in December 2018, Farmers® continues to believe teachers deserve our thanks and will continue to support teachers, students and learning. We encourage communities throughout the country to show their appreciation to educators in new and innovative ways.
This page will continue to facilitate the thanking of America’s teachers and we hope you’ll peruse the site to learn more about the exciting ways many of the grant winners are impacting their communities, and our nation, through education.
Minnesota teacher Lynn Berens turns educational dreams into reality thanks to Thank America's Teachers $2,500 grant.
Castle Elementary School, Oakdale, MN
Grant recipient, Lynn Berens was able to use Thank America’s Teachers $2,500 grant to purchase point and shoot cameras for 5th grade students at Castle Elementary. The purchase of these cameras have supported students with multimedia projects and to learn technology and related computer skills. Photographs taken have been used as a tool to allow students to express themselves creatively. Student photography has also provided visual prompts for creative writing, math situations, and environmental exploration. Lastly, students have been able to capture their year in school with memories of friends and building-wide activities.