The Education Trust began in 2007,
The Big Bear Valley Education Corporation (Ed Trust) was founded in 2009 by community members who wanted to support and strengthen educational opportunities across the Valley. During the recession, the community college classes offered at the High School were on the verge of being lost. In addition, Big Bear Valley’s younger residents in Pre-K through 12 were hit with budget cuts, increases in classroom sizes and a reduction in teachers. With devastating cuts to funding and services unheard of since the Great Depression, it became obvious outside help was needed. With this in mind, the Big Bear Valley Education Corporation formed in 2009 to redefine our Community’s efforts in supporting Valley-wide educational opportunities for all residents.
The Big Bear Valley Education Corporation (Ed Trust) successfully launched several major initiatives in 2011 that directly impacted students and teachers in the classroom, including the Trusted Volunteer Program, The Real World Project, and Business Connect – Mitsubishi Cement Plant.
In addition, 2011 also saw the planning and fundraising efforts for the Gifted and Talented Education Program that was launched in 2012.
The Ed Trust also established a sub-committee for the establishment of the Pebble Plains and Wildland Parks Concept.