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You can make an impact

What do your donations support?
A variety of regional enrichment opportunities for K-12 students.


Why is that important?
Because we believe that every student, no matter where they live or how much money they have, deserves enrichment experiences that position them to learn, grow and find success. 


Donations of ALL sizes make an impact!

If 25 individuals each donate $5, we will have enough funds to provide three scholarships for a student conference! 

A $25 donation can supply rockets and engines for several students to build during the Rocket Blast Off session at the Science and Nature Conference.

Competition Winners

Congratulations to these great spellers!

Holland Vogel, 8th grade from Murray County Central

Cailyn Buss, 8th grade from Central MN Christian
Urban Jacobson, 6th grade from Marshall Middle School
Holland will represent the SWWC region at the National Spelling Bee in May!
regional spelling bee winners

Senior High Knowledge Bowl - Congratulations to all teams from our region who will be going to STATE in April!

Region 8 KB Winners
Region 6 KB winners

Upcoming Events

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The Schwan's Culinary Skills Challenge features high school students showcasing their artistic and scientific creations through hands-on competitions and seminars. Competitions include baking science, cake decorating, culinary, food art, knife skills, menu design, and place setting/napkin folding. The event is held at SMSU in Marshall.


Students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit poetry, fiction and non-fiction writings by January 19. The Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony will be held on April 21 to honor the top finishers in each age group and category. Winning submissions will be published in the 2024 Anthology. This event is a partnership between SWWC and the SMSU Creative Writing Department. 

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The Science and Nature Conference will be held on May 7 at SMSU in Marshall. The keynote speaker will be Jarod Lueck with the National Eagle Center! Students will get to meet a live eagle! Jarod has been educating with Raptor Ambassadors for over nine years. After the keynote, students will attend three sessions from a list of 24 different hands-on, interactive breakout sessions. This is a GREAT opportunity to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math!

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National Eagle Center

Support from businesses, foundations and individuals make regional enrichment opportunities possible. THANK YOU!

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Calumet Farms & Big Sioux Pork - Supporting SWWC's Educational Learning Centers.

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Supporting SWWC's three regional student conferences.

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Supporting regional enrichment opportunities and The READY Clinic.

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Supporting enrichment opportunities for students in their service area.


In additional to regional student enrichment, the SWWC Foundation also accepts donations to support two other SWWC programs. Just be sure to let us know if your gift is designated for one of them. 

  • The READY Clinic, which provides early intervention ABA therapy for children up to six years old diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or related condition.
  • SWWC's Educational Learning Centers, which provide educational programming for special education students who have severe disabilities or behavior issues that is tailored to their individual needs.

Shelly Maes, Executive Director

SWWC Foundation for Innovation in Education

1420 East College Drive

Marshall, MN 56258