Louisiana Dream Teachers Needs Your Facebook Vote!

Staff reports

Please help Louisiana’s Dream Teachers win $25,000!  Dream Teacher’s video entry has been named a finalist in the Mercedes Benz 125th Anniversary Community Stars Contest. Dream Teachers is asking you to vote October 3 through October 21th for their video on the Mercedes-Benz Community Stars Facebook page, (http://on.fb.me/qRkvWN). Voters can vote once a day, every day.

Your vote is needed to help make Louisiana Dream Teachers one of five $25,000 grant winners. The grant winners will be determined purely by the number of votes they receive on Facebook. "We need every Facebook user who cares about Louisiana’s kids to vote for our video,” says Denny Bond, Dream Teacher’s Chairman. Winners will be announced October 24, 2011.

Dream Teachers plans to use the $25,000 to establish and fund a grant for Louisiana teachers allowing them to apply for funds for their classrooms. A Dream Teachers grant will help offset costs of materials for classrooms so teachers will not have to use their own money.

The contest is part of the Mercedes-Benz 125th year anniversary celebration, and will include five $25,000 grants for a total of $125,000 in awards to non-profits nationwide who are selected as Mercedes-Benz finalists. Facebook votes will determine the five grand prizewinners.Dream Teachers is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization formed in 2006 in order to recognize Louisiana’s teachers and principals, and to celebrate their accomplishments in the classroom and beyond. The organization works in cooperation with the State Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

For more information on Louisiana Dream Teachers, visit dreamteachers.org.