The Transition 99 Center has been awarded a grant for $2,000 for 48 multi-needs students and 20 staff members to take an overnight trip to the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Students will have the opportunity to go out of town, stay in a hotel, and socialize with their peers. This grant allows the T99 students to participate, regardless of their financial situation. Originally scheduled for April 2020, the trip has been postponed due to COVID-19.
The Transition 99 Center has been awarded a grant for $452 to add composting and recycling materials to benefit their established Straw Bale Garden. Since 2018, multi-needs students have learned to grow plants and vegetables in their Straw Bale Garden, which was also a grant of the Foundation. Students will now learn about composting and recycling of the garden material and food scraps.
DGS/DGN Student Equity Program Pilot awarded to Dr. Robert Lang: $4,890
The funds support student leaders and involvement in the district's equity and inclusion work, and partnership with the organization My Name, My Story, whose mission is to inspire empathy and drive change. Click the image above to learn more about District 99's Equity & Inclusion work.
DGS for UMOJA Club awarded to Sheldon Davis, Alice Freelon, Kenny White: $2,000 The student club empowers students and builds cultural awareness through community and public service activities. The funds will be used for upcoming philanthropy projects and to go on an HBCU tour (historically black colleges or universities).
Transition 99 for Straw Bale Garden awarded to Joanne Smith: $424
The funds supported the installation of a straw bale garden Transition 99 for students to learn to grow and cook vegetables. Click the image to learn more about Transition 99.
DGS/DGN Social Studies for Voting Wristbands awarded to Fardy, Rodey, Moore, Spahr-Thomas: $1,000