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Board Member Traci Bauer Ayer Honors Family By Getting Involved

When Traci Bauer Ayer’s family became involved with the Mary Lyon Foundation in 2008, the mission to promote student success really resonated with her. Traci’s family began the Gertrude Streeter Fund in honor of her late great aunt Gert and her commitment to education as a schoolteacher in the district for nearly 40 years. In…

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Friends of the Foundation: Jocelyn Alvord, Shelburne Falls Branch Manager and Officer for Greenfield Savings Bank

Greenfield Savings Bank proudly supports the Mary Lyon Foundation and promotes its vision and mission to advance and invest in the success of local students and prepare them for the wider world. This vital work focuses primarily on the Mohawk Trail Regional School District in Franklin County. In recent years, GSB sponsored the Mary Lyon…

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Together Let’s Achieve A Brighter Future

Our Campaign for Student Success invites us to invest in the most pressing needs facing our students, families, and educators. By working together, we can ensure that all students in western Franklin County have the resources to learn, succeed, and thrive! Through generous donations, we are confronting the issues of hunger, emotional and physical health,…

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Empowering Young Women Through our Period Poverty Program

The Mary Lyon Foundation empowers young women by providing free feminine hygiene products to help them feel comfortable succeeding in the classroom and life. The Period Poverty Program supports elementary, middle, and high school students by making period products available at no cost. Students are encouraged to quickly and discreetly stop by the Mary Lyon…

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The Power of A Helping Hand

Elijah and Rachel Smith are the parents of seven children. With seven mouths to feed, seven closets to fill, and a challenging number of bills to pay, The Mary Lyon Foundation has been an impactful and vital resource to their family. The Smiths initially reached out to the Mary Lyon Foundation for their support over three…

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Letter from the Executive Director: Winter 2023

The new year is a time of renewal and a time to reflect on the year past. When I look back over the last year, I am grateful to all of you for supporting the vision and mission of the Mary Lyon Foundation. Our community’s children, families, and educators are better equipped because of you.…

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CPR Training

Last spring, the Mary Lyon Foundation was honored to provide funding to six ambitious MTRS students in Tamara Brown’s health class to become CPR certified! MTRSD Community Engagement and Enrichment Programs are actively working with local fire chiefs to increase the number of volunteer firefighters. Part of that program includes CPR and First Aid Certification.…

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The Mary Lyon Foundation is Calling Our Community to Action! Update on Our Campaign for Student Success

In our last newsletter, we wrote about the highly anticipated launch of our unprecedented $5 million Campaign for Student Success. Our new Campaign is a bold invitation for all of us to invest in the most pressing needs facing our students, families, and educators. Working together, we will provide students and families with every opportunity…

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MTRS Senior Capstone Project

The Mary Lyon Foundation is proud to assist students by providing financial support to complete educational projects. The MTRS Senior Capstone is a long-term independent project that all seniors are required to complete before graduation. Students choose from an array of disciplines to design their projects, perform in-depth research, and set realistic goals to make…

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