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Good Works: CenturyLink gives students a lesson on giving

Students from East Valley Middle School in Nampa and Vice President and General Manager of Idaho CenturyLink, Jim Schmidt (right), present a check to representatives from Special Olympics Idaho as part of the CenturyLink program. Photo courtesy of CenturyLink.

Students from East Valley Middle School in Nampa and Vice President and General Manager of Idaho CenturyLink, Jim Schmidt (right), present a check to representatives from Special Olympics Idaho as part of the CenturyLink program. Photo courtesy of CenturyLink.

CenturyLink’s Middle School Philanthropic Grant Program has distributed more than $84,000 to 100 local nonprofit organizations in Idaho.

The program gives students the opportunity to learn about nonprofits. The students at each middle school must decide how to divide $3,000 among the nonprofits they wish to support and then present representatives from their chosen nonprofits with a check.

In May and early June, students from seven schools across the state, including The Village Charter School in Boise, Rimrock Junior High School in Bruneau, Rolling Hills Public Charter School in Boise, Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell, Wood River Middle School in Hailey, East Valley Middle School in Nampa, Grangeville Elementary Middle School in Grangeville, Vision Charter Middle School in Caldwell and Lake Hazel Middle School in Boise, presented checks to more than 25 nonprofits in their communities, including the Idaho Human Rights Education Center, Boise Public Library, Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association, Simply Cats, Boise Rescue Mission’s Valley Women & Children’s Center, Generation Life, Idaho Theater for Youth, Idaho Office for Refugees, Bruneau Quick Response Unit, Bruneau Valley Booster Club, Grand View Ambulance Service, Rimrock Community Food Pantry, Rimrock Senior Center, Boise Bike Project, St. Luke’s  Health Foundation’s Butterfly Room, Protect Idaho Kids Foundation, Canyon County Animal Shelter, Hope House Home for Children, Camp Rainbow Gold, Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center, The Blaine County Community Drug Coalition, Animal Ark, Hope Pregnancy Center, Kids Klub, Horizons, Nampa Lions, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics of Idaho, Meridian PAL, Grangeville Food Bank, Grangeville PTA and Idaho Humane Society.

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