Funding Bright Futures
Working in partnership with the district, the Foundation Board establishes funding priorities to address unfunded or underfunded needs in our schools. Programs are structured to grant awards to students, teachers, and schools to significantly impact and enrich students’ educational journeys. It requires community collaboration to ensure program outcomes are successful.
Classroom Grants provide invaluable resources for our local public schools. On an annual basis, the foundation provides support to educators district-wide for high impact, academically proven projects with solid implementation and evaluation plans. Funding priorities are:
- To provide tools for teachers, with an emphasis on technology and science
- To support art and music in classrooms
- To enhance community and parental involvement in our schools
Activity Fee Scholarships have directly benefited approximately 4,000 local middle and high school students in need by providing financial aid for participation fees associated with sport/club activities. Studies show that investing in after-school programming yields a high return to society in reduced juvenile crime and at risk behaviors. Such programs also enhance student achievement with improved school attendance, betterment of test scores, higher graduation rates, increased likelihood to pursue college, and the development of positive peer/mentor relationships. Additionally, these activities foster healthy living and the opportunity to grow self esteem.