The 2021 STAND UP FOR JUSTICE Educator Grant recognizes High School, Middle School and Elementary school educators who are innovative in bringing respect for others’ differences into their activities with students in a transformative, impactful, and caring way.  The goal is to create a resource for educators of any discipline to incorporate strategies that promote understanding and respect among students, countering bigotry and bullying.  This grant recognizes teachers, guidance counselors, school librarians, media specialists, school psychologists, administrators etc.


Click here for a PDF of the 2021 Collier County Educator "Stand Up For Justice" Award application.


Students, parents, colleagues and community members are 

encouraged to nominate an educator.

Self-nominations are also encouraged and accepted.

For the 11th year a grant has been established by the

Jewish Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples.  

All applicants must have created lessons/programs of their own design or successfully made adaptations from other programs, and should be able to show evidence of a positive nature as a result of implementation.  These activities should teach students to stand up for justice no matter what racial, religious, cultural, or other differences exist.

Click the link at the upper right of this page for the Grant Application.  For additional information please contact the Grant Coordinator, Beth Povlow at 239-393-6306 or


Examples of prior grant recipient submissions can be accessed by clicking the links on this page.





Previous Recipient Submissions


Click below for the recipients submission.

1st Place Winner, app., essay, letter

2nd Place Winner, app.

3rd Place Winner, app.

Honorable Mention, app, essay


Read an article that was published in the Federation Star newspaper here.




Click below for the recipients submissions.

1st place 

2nd place

Honorable Mention

  • Principal Marilou Andrews & Assistant Principal Christina Anderson - Laurel Oak Elementary and Beth Povlow

  • Principal Marilou Andrews & Assistant Principal Christina Anderson - Laurel Oak Elementary

  • Beth Povlow, Principal Lonergan and Andrea Polanco - Oakridge Middle School

  • Beth Povlow and Kathleen Deye - Gulfview Middle

  • Kathleen Deye - Gulfview Middle School

  • Sarah Woofter, Renee B., Melissa Keel, Ruth Dorfman, Beth Povlow and Peggy Aune

  • Peggy Aune, Beth Povlow, Kathleen Deye with Principal Kristina Lee- Gulfview Middle School


This clip was shown on Jan. 12, 2017:

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