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The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Revises Oversight Of HERO Teacher Grant

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

UPDATE (13 February 2023)

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Has Received An Official Statement, Via Press Release, From Newport News Public Schools Regarding The Foundation's Recent Announcement, Detailing Changes In The Oversight Of Our, "Abby Zwerner Hero Grant."


"Newport News Public Schools is grateful for the support received from the Uvalde Foundation for Kids following the tragic incident at Richneck Elementary School last month. NNPS is appreciative the foundation will work directly with Ms. Zwerner to implement and manage the Hero Grant award."




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The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a 501c3 nonprofit organization announced Sunday that due to developing circumstances at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia; it is canceling the schools oversight of the Foundations recently announced, "Hero," Grant award - Named for teacher, Ms Abby Zwerner, shot recently by a student at the elementary school.

The Foundation stated it will instead be working with Ms Zwerner & her representatives to oversee the grant directly. The Foundation, who has been coordinating additional trauma support and safety resources with Richneck Elementary School since the violent incident; stated that given recent events at the school, the oversight and responsibility of the grant program itself would not be appropriate for the school itself to implement.

The grant, which includes a financial stipend for student use; is to be awarded annually to deserving teachers from across the nation; with the first grant to be presented to Ms Zwerner In Spring 2023. 

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Is Now Accepting DONATIONS Toward Our Recently Reformed "ABBY ZWERNER HERO TEACHER GRANT!" Those Wishing To May DONATE To This Annual Grant Named After Our First Recipient - Ms. ABBY ZWERNER Via Our Website, GUIDESTAR Or Our PAYPAL Provided Below! Help Us Recognize HERO TEACHERS Like Abby Zwerner!


Additional information can be obtained via calling the below or via email to the Foundation directly.

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids

888 685 8464

Full Interview On Grant Revision With Our Founder:



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