Public education is one of the greatest legacies of
our country, one that benefits children from every
walk of life. For Keats, it was at public school
that he received his greatest encouragement to
pursue his vocation as an artist. And the public
library was a haven that introduced him to the
wonders of art history.
To offer a similar experience to new generations, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Minigrants, through which awards of $500 are given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. They also represent an opportunity for educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students.

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