Kohl's funds $1 million in field trips for southeastern Wisconsin students

Admission, transportation and other fees included
Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 17:59:39-04

Kohl’s announced Thursday that they are funding more than $1 million in field trips for metro Milwaukee students for the 2016-2017 school year.

More than 480 schools will take more than 1,200 field trips on behalf of the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program.

“As students across southeastern Wisconsin head back to class, the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program supports area teachers’ continued efforts to provide experiential learning opportunities to their students without the added cost,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of communications. “We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn and grow with field trips to several organizations that we partner with who provide exciting, best-in-class educational experiences.”

Now in its fourth year, the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program allows school groups to visit Kohl’s partner organizations including, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Expenses that will be covered are admission fees, transportation, substitute teacher fees and materials required for the experience, according to the release.

Grants were provided to eligible schools on a first-come, first-serve basis from March 7 through March 18, 2016.

For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program click here.