A car dealership is revved up about education by handing out piles of cash.
As part of its Drive for Education Program, Berlin City Auto Group donated more than $171,000 dollars to schools across New England, including $9,400 to five Vermont schools. The money will be used for anti-bullying initiatives, new equipment, and education programs. The five Vermont schools that won the grants are Colchester Middle School, Sheldon Elementary School, South Burlington High School, Franklin Central School, and Porters Point School in Colchester.
"For being the three states that we have, to have such a small number, we just need as many schools as possible try to help out these kids, these are our future, so that's what we're trying to do, try to make a dent in our future, we're just trying to make a difference," said Sales Manager Dedrick Casab.
This year only 10 Vermont schools applied for a grant. Employees from Berlin City Auto group are urging more schools to apply in the future.