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McDonald's grant helps fund school's big performance

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 00:31:55-05

Students at  Myrtle Tate Elementary will debut the JUNGLE BOOK this week with help from the Southern Nevada McDonald’s Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants program.

Myrtle Tate is a Title One school, with 100 percent of students receiving free/reduced meals (breakfast, lunch, and after-school snack).  The 30 students participating in the play are part of Myrtle Tate’s after-school program, the Tiger Club, and range in age from 5 to 11 years old.

Money donated by McDonald's was used by the school to purchase risers for the audience to sit on as well as a new microphone and speaker system.

Due to the demand for educational resources here in Southern Nevada, local McDonald’s owner/operators have committed $50,000 in MAC Grants to more than 100 educators across Southern Nevada for use in the 2016-17 school year. Applications were awarded last fall to Southern Nevada teachers of grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The MAC Grants program is funded by local McDonald’s owners/operators and provide up to $500 to directly support unique and interesting learning experiences. Throughout the year, McDonald’s Southern Nevada restaurants supports a variety of programs that focus on education, literacy and the well-being of children.