Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

The Voya Unsung Heroes program has helped more than a thousand K-12 educators and their schools fund innovative classroom projects through awards totaling more than $3 million.

Do you or does someone you know have a creative, unique educational program that is helping students reach new heights? Or is there a program you'd like to implement, if only you had the proper funding?

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Voya Financial Advisors, Inc, a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, announced that Colleen Barnes, Lisa Shultz, Mike Vattimo, Doug Murdoch, Bill Hovanec, Karen Horwatt, Elizabeth Blank and Bob Coulter, a group of teachers at West Allegheny High School in Imperial, have received a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2015 Unsung Heroes awards competition. Through the Voya Unsung Heroes program, Voya Financial Advisors awards grants to K-12 educators nationwide to honor their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and their ability to positively influence the children they teach.

Pictured below: Colleen Barnes & Team with Gregory Jacobs & Anna Luther - 10/14/2015