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Join Us!

We all need a helping hand! We are always seeking new ways to engage with our community members and others who care as deeply about Gardiner and our schools as we do. 

Please contact us if you wish to provide ideas, in-kind, or volunteer support. Our programs and ambitions are diverse and your commitments to a thriving community are accepted with gratitude.

Please complete the form below and someone will be in contact with you very soon.

NYEF seeking

Alumni Stories


We would like to tell your story. Help us tell others why attending Gardiner School was so important in your life. 


NYEF is working hard to provide teacher housing for our school. We currently have 3 teachers (2 are Alumni) living in our housing unit. Our goal for Giving Tuesday 2022 is to raise enough money to pay off our loan , thus, allowing us to continue to provide affordable teacher housing. 


This is where you can help NYEF reach our goal, please take a minute to tell us your story. Add a few photos if you have them. We will share your story on our website and social media to help tell the why Gardiner Public school is so important to our area. Click here to tell your story.

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"The views and wildlife will always be great, but it's the community that makes Gardiner special. Without enough room for teachers and their families Gardiner will no longer be a special place."

Nichole Tyson-Helfrich


NYEF seeking

Grant Selection Team Members

Would you be interested in assisting in the 2022-2023 Connect! Grant Selection Team? 

Connect! Grants are our classroom grants program. Connect! Grants support projects that fill educational gaps, promote health and wellness, and reach a wide range of students. Connect! Grants are community driven (meaning they respond to community needs), community funded (meaning they are funded entirely by donations), and community evaluated (meaning funded projects are chosen by a committee of community members a.k.a. you as a member of our Selection Team). 

Complete our Sign me up! below and check Grant Selection Team. We will respond with additional information that explains dates, time commitments and expectations. This is an easy way to get involved and make a difference with limited time.