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November 6, 2018
RJEMS Student Receives Grant on Behalf of School

Dylan and Ashley pictured at MS7th grader Dylan Stein is helping to make it just a little easier to get around Robert J. Elkington Middle School (RJEMS). Dylan researched and wrote a grant to the Northland Foundation’s KIDS PLUS Youth in Philanthropy Board for a Student Council Medical Scooter Initiative.

The scooter will be stored in the RJEMS nurse’s office and will be available to students as an easier and safer way to get around the school. 

“I’m proud of Dylan for going out of his way to make our school a better place,” said Ashley Kociemba, 7th Grade Counselor at RJEMS.

The grant is made possible by the Northland Foundation with funding support from Minnesota Power. The KIDS PLUS Youth n Philanthropy Program is a unique grant making board that engages 7th through 12th grade students from around the region, guided by adult mentors, to gain hands-on experience with philanthropy and volunteer service. Since 2001, Youth in Philanthropy has granted more than $367,000. Our RJEMS community is proud that Dylan's efforts have enable us to join the children and youth benefitting from the program.