September 13, 2022
Contact Information: Jeremy Theriot, Director of Community Relations and Business Development 225-315-8294, [email protected] Natalie Straight, Director of Marketing 225-621-4320, [email protected]

REV accepting applications for Reach-A-Kid, Teach-A-Kid grant program 

Applications open for $500 grant awards benefiting Ascension Parish schools through October 3rd

Gonzales, La. – REV/REV Business is proud to announce the recent opening of its application period for its annual classroom grants program – Reach-A-Kid, Teach-A-Kid. Now through October 3rd, teachers can apply online for up to $500 to support creative classroom programs.

The Reach-A-Kid, Teach-A-Kid grant program provides educators in Ascension Parish with funding for inventive and pioneering teaching projects. Each year, REV/REV Business funds a total of ten $500 grants to promote inspirational and resourceful educators.

“Supporting education has always been and will continue to be a primary focus of our local community efforts,” says Josh Descant, CEO of REV/REV Business. “The teachers of our educational system are responsible for the most important work that underpins many important aspects of our community, and it’s always rewarding to see how much effort they invest and impact they make with the Reach-A-Kid, Teach-A-Kid program.”

For over 20 years, the program has made awards totaling over $100,000. Reaching all grade levels, K-12, this grant opens the doors to creative thinking for students and teachers. Past winning/funded grants included upgraded computer peripherals, cooking and meal prep programs, building/launching rockets, escape rooms, curriculum aiding in the development of fine motor skills, STEM projects, special education supports, bookbindery, robot-building, code-writing, agricultural sciences and more.

“It’s so inspiring to witness the original programming our parish’s teachers come up with for Reach-A-Kid, Teach-A-Kid,” says Monika Arnold, Community Relations and Business Development manager for REV/REV Business. “Year-after-year, we look forward to opening up this program and reading through the consistently imaginative and innovative applications.” 

 2021 winners included:

  • Carla Babin – “All the Right Ingredients” (Gonzales Middle School)
  • Michelin Bertin – “What Do the Fossils Say?” (Prairieville Middle School)
  • Jennifer Dixon – “Get on Board with Great Behavior!” (Bluff Middle School)
  • Melanie Guillory – “Hooray for ELA!” (Spanish Lake Primary School)
  • Abby Jones – “Reading Powers Activate!” (Lowery Middle School)
  • Amanda Martinez – “Rock It! Pop It! Polka Dot It!” (Lake Elementary School)
  • Melinda McCleskey – “Supporting Future Computer Programmers with Micro:bits” (Galvez Primary)
  • Rachel McDowell – “Creating a Calm Down Center” (Central Middle School)
  • Cassie Millet – “Little Learners Imagination Libraries” (Sorrento Primary School)
  • Brinsley Nunez – “Let’s Get Cooking!” (East Ascension High School)

All Ascension Parish teachers – in public and private schools – are encouraged to submit their application online by Monday, October 3rd at:

About REV/REV Business

Established in 2020 and rebranded in 2022, REV/REV Business is the combined parent company of Reserve Telephone Company (RTC), EATEL/EATEL Business and Vision Communications. The combined company, with nearly 250 years of collective communications service, operates as Louisiana’s largest, locally owned, telecommunications network with over 2,790 miles of fiber and nearly 400 employees serving more than 60,000 customers.

For more information about REV/REV Business and the provider’s new brand and continued commitment to localism, please visit – New Name. Same Local Company.