Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:00am

presenting a giant checkThe Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, partnered with the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, recently awarded grants totaling $92,000 to schools and educators for the 2016-17 school year. These grants will support four unique, staff initiated projects that range from a youth-led radio station to an off-campus family support resource center. The Foundation has awarded grants the past 15 years enabling public school educators to expand and enrich student experiences, promote creativity and help students succeed academically. The Foundation provides MMSD staff the opportunity develop and implement projects that would not be possible within a school’s budget.

On Tuesday, April 12 the trolley visited schools throughout MMSD to award this year's grants:

Mr. H, Elvehjem Elementary School - a grant for Active Classroom Engagement that will provide the first standing desks in MMSD schools.

Lake View Elementary School, Lake View After School Arts Program - will provide arts opportunities including African drumming, hip-hop, music lessons and more for students.

Chavez Elementary School, "Trail to Success" - this off-campus academic and family support resource center will provide tutoring, mentoring and family enhancement programs.

Memorial High, Jefferson Middle and Muir Elementary, "Youth On Air" - Principals Affeldt, Kirkwood and Kreft joined with the Lussier Community Education Center to create this youth-led community radio station.

Congratulations to all of the Foundation for the Future grant recipients! For a full list of the 2016-17 Foundation for the Future grants and their descriptions, and to learn more about the Foundation, visit fmps.org.

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