Friends of Whitney Young (FoWY) kicks off the school year building community

FoWY sponsors Freshman Connections for 16/17 School Year

This year the administration came to Friends of Whitney Young (FoWY) for help in funding Freshman Connection. Hundreds of Whitney Young incoming Freshman were able to take part in this very important week of programming and friendship building.



Saying Thank You to Staff and Teacher with a Back to School BBQ


With the start of the school year, FoWY believes that showing parent appreciation for our amazing Whitney Young teachers and staff is important. This year we sponsored a Back to School BBQ put on by Robinson’s on the Arts Lawn. The WY Jazz Band came out to play. A great start for our great Whitney Young teachers and staff.



Coffee with Dr. Kenner for Freshman parents and guardians

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Along with our Local School Council, FoWY put on our “Coffee with Dr. Kenner” as a way for incoming parents to get to know their Whitney Young community. The library was filled with Freshman parents/guardians who were able to ask questions of Dr. Kenner and her administration team of Mr. Swanson, Mr. Soto and Ms. Zalon. Ms. Bottari and Ms. Brainbridge of the counseling department were also there to field questions. A lively and informative Q and A helped parents to settle into the school year with a better understanding of their child’s school and opportunities.