Reflecting our founders’ lifelong devotion to teaching, we maintain ongoing suppport programs for public schools in our area.
Free School Supplies
Don’t be surprised to see a big truck pulled up at a local school, and folks dressed in the red and black colors of LifeStyle Homes off-loading boxes of school supplies. “It’s just a shame,” says Jake Luhn, of LifeStyle Homes, “that budget constraints sometimes mean teachers have to spend their own money to buy the pencils and paper their students need, or worse, the children have to do without. If we can help by providing more of what teachers need to conduct interesting classes, we’re happy to do it.”
Teacher of the Month
We also invite students and parents to nominate their favorite teacher for special recognition as Teacher of the Month. “We review all the nominations we receive and select one winner each month based on their apparent enthusiasm and effectiveness,” Luhn says. “It’s a real nice feeling to offer recognition and encouragement to the teachers who excel in preparing our young people for life.”
Teacher of the Year
Once a year, we choose the Teacher of the Year from the monthly winners. Our reward for these exceptional educators is to completely renovate their classroom, making everything fresh and new as well as supplying the nice-to-have teaching aids, like audio-visual or computer equipment these teachers can use to special advantage. “It’s a pretty big deal,” Luhn says. “We all get involved in the refurbishing, and it’s a lot of fun. But, best of all are the looks on the kids’ faces – and their teacher’s too – when they see all the new goodies in their sparkling classroom.”