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McDonald's grant helps fund school's big performance

Posted at 9:31 PM, Mar 09, 2017

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.