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Middle and high schools surprised with grants from the Wichita Community Foundation

Middle and high schools surprised with grants from the Wichita Community Foundation

Middle and high school students receive Wichita Community Foundation grants Students and teachers at six high schools and four middle schools will be surprised with grants valued between $500 - $1,600 as part of The Next Generation of Philanthropy partnership with the Wichita Community Foundation. The grant competition was created to teach high school students about philanthropy. Students had to develop an idea for a grant that would benefit their school, address the need and the impact of their idea, and design a budget for the grant. The students made a 30-90 second video to demonstrate the need for the grant as part of the application process. 

Students at Coleman, East, Gordon Parks Academy, Mead, North, Northwest, South, Southeast, West, and Wilbur received grants to support their schools. 

Watch a video of some of the surprise announcements.

Coleman Middle School

  • $1,000 to World Changes Club to make improvements to the Mindfulness Room.
  • $900 to the Chicken Coop Group for the creation of a chicken coop to support their science classes.

East High School

  • $700 to Principals of Marketing Class to update Senior Hall.
  • $1,500 to Principals of Marketing Class to provide First Aid kits for 165 classrooms.
  • $1,000 to the East Conservation Organization for the creation of a school garden.

Gordon Parks Academy

  • 1,000 to provide houseplants for classrooms and gathering spaces

Mead Middle School

  • $1,500 to STUCO for the creation of an outdoor classroom.

North High School, 1437 N. Rochester

  • $900 to Recycle North to add recycling bins and biodegradable liners throughout the school.

Northwest High School

  • $1,000 to Be Unstoppable to educate and create friendships with students with disabilities.
  • $1,000 to Project Laundry, which expands a program that allows students to do laundry at school if needed.
  • $1,000 to DECA for a campaign to increase awareness and participation in DECA.

South High School

  • $1,600 to Leadership Advisory Council to create a Titan Sculpture.
  • $1,000 to ICTeens in Mind to support a student mentoring program.
  • $1,000 to Leadership Advisory Council for the creation of a school garden.

Southeast High School

  • $1,500 for the creation of an outdoor seating area and Koi pond.

West High School

  • $500 to Advanced Business Development group for a cell phone charging station at the school.

Wilbur Middle School

  • $950 to Wilbur Workshop for the startup costs for Wilbur Theater Club.
  • $950 to Wilbur Workshop for a movie screening to address mental health.
  • $650 to Wilbur Workshop for the school’s courtyard beautification.
  • $850 to School Spirit to motivate students to attend sporting events through promotional items.