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Rocky Mountain Power gifts $3K to local nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Rocky Mountain Power recently gifted $3,000 to the First People’s Center for Education to support the organization’s programs on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The First People’s Center for Education is a nonprofit organization based in Sheridan that works to support and improve teacher effectiveness in Native communities. The organization partners with schools in Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.

The RMP funding will be specifically applied to support the program, “Strength in Number Arithmetical Foundations,” empowerings grades three through eight in partner schools on the Wind River Reservation.

The funding will allow the nonprofit to pass along cost savings to the Native American schools that have been negatively impacted by the federal budget squeeze.

“This powerful program is truly a win-win project for both FPCFE and any Native school hoping to be able to implement a successful math intervention effort in hopes of improving student learning,” a press release from the nonprofit stated. “It allows FPCFE to reach out to a wider audience of Native schools that may have an interest in working more closely with the FPCFE, and more importantly, it afford Native schools the opportunity to improve teacher effectiveness within their chosen math curriculum.

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