TBA YLD Receives National High School Mock Trial Championship Innovation Mini-Grant - Articles

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Posted by: Stephanie Vonnahme on Aug 13, 2019
The TBA YLD is a recipient of a 2019 – 2020 National High School Mock Trial Championship Innovation Mini-Grant. The $2,750 grant will be divided between two priorities. First, the largest portion of the award will be set aside to assist Title I schools (schools in which at least 40% of the students are considered low income) with the transportation costs associated with traveling to local competitions outside of the school’s county. Second, the program will allow mock trial volunteers (school staff or an attorney coach) to seek funding to assist students with buying professional clothing to participate in mock trial. 
Both aspects of the program are designed to support the teams most in need. We anticipate the grant will make it possible for new schools to participate in the Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition that otherwise would not have the resources to physically get students to the competition. 
Special thanks to the Mock Trial Vice Chair Zack Walden for his hard work in securing the grant.