The Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover (“SEED”), a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting academic excellence in Dover, New Hampshire public schools, recently accepted a $2,500 donation to promote health and wellness at Dover Middle School (“DMS”).
Granite Fitness & Performance is a best in class training facility located on Locust Street in Dover. As a life-long Dover resident and athlete, Granite Fitness owner Ian Duffy is committed to giving back to his community. “It is so important to introduce good health and fitness habits to adolescents and teens,” said Duffy. “Staying fit can help improve academic performance, build confidence, and decrease the risk of chronic disease.”
Studies show regular physical activity can help teens learn to meet the physical and emotional challenges they face every day. The donation will help DMS to purchase kettlebells in assorted sizes, cast iron dumbbells, and storage racks. All of this equipment will be used in the DMS physical education program.
In its tenth year, SEED is entirely funded by community giving to provide Dover educators access to tools, training, and curriculum not otherwise available through traditional school budgets. To learn more about SEED, please visit http://www.DoverSEED.org.
Formed in 2011, SEED is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote academic excellence, champion technology and reward educator innovation in Dover’s public schools. SEED support is not intended to replace appropriate municipal funding. SEED raises private philanthropic dollars and provides grant funds, on a competitive basis, to educators who submit formal applications. SEED’s overarching goals are to create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover Public Schools and to advocate the value of education in the community. SEED welcomes donations of time, talent, and resources. To get involved, please contact info@DoverSeed.org