FoWY Funds Wide Range of Programs During 2017/18 School Year


In this 2017/18 academic year, the FoWY Annual Fund has provided essential resources that help ensure a high quality educational experience for all 2200 Whitney Young students. We have provided over $54,805 so far this year in funding to these programs based on their requests to us.

Below is the complete list of school clubs, organizations, teams and classroom projects that were funded through this year’s grant funding process.

In spite of our best efforts, there were many programs that were only partially funded. Your support will enrich the lives of every Whitney Young student.

Name of Club/Organization/Class Project Type and Description Funding Category

Model United Nations

Provided funding for the Model UN club to travel to one of the most well-run and respected MUN conferences  organized by Columbia University, in the UN’s home city, New York.

Clubs and Organizations

Chinese Culture Club

Provided funding to purchase new calligraphy tools.

Clubs and Organizations

Yearbook

Provided funding to purchase cameras for our volunteer student photographers.

Clubs and Organizations

Business Professionals of America

Provided funding for Business Professionals of America (BPA) to attend regional, state, and national conferences.

Clubs and Organizations

Science Olympiad

Provided funding to The Science Olympiad to cover fees.

Clubs and Organizations

Eco Club

Provided funding to the Bioactive Vivarium project. A bioactive vivarium is an enclosed and self sustaining ecosystem.

Clubs and Organizations

“Page Turners” Book Club

Provided funding for the purchase of books.

Clubs and Organizations

Robotics Team

The FTC Robotics Team currently has 16 members with competition permission slips turned in, and more attend at least one practice a week. We influence 20-25 students in the club and inspire more from the robotics classes. In order to compete we need certain parts, which we have requested. Our competition entrance fees were funded by the school this year.

Clubs and Organizations

WY Model UN

Provided funding for The WY Model UN Team to attend a conference at the University of Chicago.

Clubs and Organizations

Math Team

Provided funding to purchase CAS calculators

Clubs and Organizations

Physics Team

Provided funding to cover the cost of entrance fees and materials for USAYPT.

Clubs and Organizations

WY Chess Team

Provided funding to cover the cost of a chess trainer.

Clubs and Organizations

WYDUBTV/Beacon

Provided funding to purchase sound equipment to enhance the sound quality of our productions.

Clubs and Organizations

Mock Trial Team

Provided funding to cover registrations fees for the ISBA.

Clubs and Organizations

Project Blanket

Provided funding to purchase materials to make no-sew blankets for the homeless.

Clubs and Organizations

Cheerleading

Provided funding to purchase floor panels and tumbling expenses.

Athletics

Girls Basketball

Provided funding to purchase new game uniforms and warm ups for the girls basketball program.

Athletics

Girls Soccer

Provided funding to purchase concussion preventative head bands.   

Athletics

Varsity Pom Pon Team

Provided funding to purchase uniforms and costumes.

Athletics

Athletics

Provided funding to purchase  background and table cover for events at Whitney Young.

Athletics

Girls Volleyball

Provided funding for the purchase of a vertex machine.

Athletics

Swimming

Provided funding to purchase a PowerRack.

Athletics

Guitar Program

Provided funding to spruce up a corner of the guitar room with lighting, a riser and a speaker to create a live stage-like setting for classroom presentations.

Fine & Performing Arts

All Bands

Provided funding to purchase a new marimba.

Fine & Performing Arts

Performing Arts Department

Provided funding to purchase  a high volume 11×17 capable color printer.

Fine & Performing Arts

WY Choir Department

Provided funding to help purchase a new Grand piano.

Fine & Performing Arts

Diverse Learners

Provided funding for the purchase of Ventra cards to support diverse learners.

Classroom Projects & Improvements

English Language Learners

Provided funding to support  our ESL population, who is enrolled across all of our academic programs.

Classroom Projects and Improvements

Environmental and Earth & Space Science

Provided funding to purchase class sets of two books that define modern popular astrophysics writing,  polarizing microscopes and additional geological compasses to make a complete class set.

Classroom Projects & Improvements

Spanish levels 1-4 & AP

Provided funding for Spanish classes to attend a performance by Sones de Mexico.

Classroom Projects & Improvements

Creative Writing

Provided funding for the class to participate in the YPF workshop and view Maday’s play.

Classroom Projects & Improvements

Whitney Young Counseling Department

Provided funding for a counselor to attend the Illinois School Counseling Association annual conference at the Rosemont Convention Center on April 20th, 2018.

Classroom Projects & Improvements

Diverse Learners – Transitional Team

Provided funding for the transitional team to assist students an authentic experience in achieving independence.

Classroom Projects & Improvements