AHEF Awards $70,790 in grants to Anoka-Hennepin Schools and Students
The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) recently awarded grant funds for school projects and students totaling $70,790 for the 2019-2020 school year.
Benefiting students from pre-kindergarten through age 21, donors to AHEF are positively impacting students throughout the school year in significant ways. Donors are enhancing Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) with social emotional skill building resources at ECFE sites.
Additionally, elementary students will benefit from new social and emotional support resources including calming corners and fidgets to help students focus and an after school mindfulness club. New library books including multilingual resources, robotics kits for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning, and new makerspaces will also benefit elementary students.
Middle School students will have access to an indoor organic garden, moon exploration maps and summer reading with superheroes. High school students will have access to Globetrekker Multicultural Experiences and a band conductor residency, while post high school students will experience art for trauma support, training for leaders in training, a photography experience and training for work and healthy lifestyles. Donors are also benefitting middle school and high school students by providing them the opportunity to participate in after school activities/sports through funding the Middle School Engagement and Chance Funds. Support for student career and college readiness continues to grow through funding for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and other college preparation and college credit grants.
See the list of 2019-2020 AHEF Grant Awards thanks to our generous donors.