2019 Forward Together Award
At WEA Trust, we recognize that some of the best ideas in Wisconsin’s schools go unnoticed and unfunded. That’s why we’re giving three $3,000 grants to support school projects. Your innovation deserves celebration.
What’s your vision or passion project? Tell us how you will drive it forward for your chance to win.
Entry for the 2019 Forward Together Award will open January 1, 2019 and run through January 31, 2019.
Congratulations to the 2018 Forward Together Award Winners!
“Living in a high poverty area, we see a lot of our students going without basic necessities,” wrote Tambornino in their proposal. “This year, we have tried to alleviate some of the financial pressures that families face by opening a food and clothing pantry for our students.”
Tambornino expanded, “While we are helping some students address some needs, there are more students who are uncomfortable getting help. It is our hope to be able to market this as a true shopping experience (while remaining free) so that students won’t have to feel the stigma of being labeled “poor”.”
Algoma School District
“This [Wolf Pack] program is truly unique—not your ordinary after school program,” wrote Donaldson. “Our Wolf Pack was created to improve academics but went beyond this need to serve children in every grade.”
The 2018 grant will help fund Judy Brown’s, “Worms Ate My Homework” project. The school-wide composting project will reduce the amount of food waste in the cafeteria as well as the amount of paper waste in the classroom by using composting worm habitats.
“The Worms Ate my Homework [project] is a far reaching, lifelong project,” wrote Brown. “Students will be able to apply the skills learned in the classroom and bring the skills into their homes to further the impact of waste reduction.”
Nelson will use the Forward Together Award to purchase resources to support a large motor skills area. With new materials like jumbo trikes, sensory mats and balance beams, students will increase the strength of their gross and fine motor skills while also encouraging students to be active.