A huge thank you to all who have made a donation to the Amherst Education Foundation Stars In Our Schools campaign in honor of a teacher or staff member in the Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, and Shutesbury public schools. If you have yet to make your gift, please do so today! The deadline for donations to the Stars fundraiser is this Friday, June 25.
This year AEFawarded grants for several worthy projects and programs that will: install a playground communication picture board which will serve as a critical learning device increasing accessibility; create new learning opportunities on ways to use outdoor spaces to explore anti-racist curricula and pedagogy; train Summit Academy staff on restorative justice who will then train other staff and students; create a STEM virtual tutoring center for high school students; and strengthen academic intervention at ARHS through an AmeriCorp member providing innovative support to students who might otherwise slip through the gaps.
AEF is extremely grateful to all the individuals and businesses who have supported us through the years. Your gifts allow us to make grants available to teachers and staff and fund the next round of exciting and inspiring initiatives.