2018-19 Grant Funding Update


Each year, through the generous financial contributions to the Annual Fund, Friends of Whitney Young provides funding to a variety of clubs, sports, organizations and classrooms for needs that are not covered by CPS. For the 2018-2019 school year 28 funding requests were met. We were able to provide funding to the 7th grade Environmental Science,  literacy software support for English Language Learners, funding for the Anti-Bias workshop and a lighting console for the Whitney Young Auditorium to name a few.

Additionally, we fund other important programs around the school such as the Freshman Connection, Teacher Appreciation Day and Coffee with Kenner.

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

Name of Club/Organization/ClassProject Type and DescriptionFunding Category
7th Grade Environmental Science Specialized polarizing microscopes for science lab projectsClassroom Projects
AP World History, Global Issues/Global Citizenship, & Girl Up Oversize, walk-on map of Asia.Classroom Projects and Improvements
Athletics Digital scoring table.Sports
Bilingual EducationLiteracy software support for English Language Learners.Classroom Projects and Improvements
Biology, Forensic Science, Environmental Science Digital camera that enables the teacher to project slides onto classroom screens and improve instructional performance.Classroom Projects and Improvements
Boys and Girls SwimmingStretch cords for the swim teams for building strength and conditioning.Sports
Boys and Girls SwimmingLong belt slider cord for swim team strengthening.Sports
Boys and Girls SwimmingNew set of racing lane lines for swim teams.Sports
Boys’ and Girls’ Swim TeamPower towers for swimming pool.Sports
Boys and Girls Track and FieldTen hurdles for use by the track teams on the new athletic field.Sports
Chess TeamSupplemental training by a chess master for the chess team.Clubs and Organizations
Fair Trade ClubBring students to the Fair Trade Campaign National Conference taking place in Chicago in March of 2019. Whitney Young will be recognized as the second high school in Illinois to be designated a Fair Trade School.Clubs and Organizations
Girls BasketballNew warm-up suits for the girls’ basketball team.Sports
Guitar ProgramAdditional stage lighting to side rooms and within the primary rooms.Fine and Performing Arts
Guys and Dolls Dance CompanyRegistration fees for Guys and Dolls Dance Company to attend the Illinois High School Dance Festival.Fine and Performing Arts
Model United NationsModel UN team’s delgate fees for the Columbia University Mondel UN Conference and Exposition.Clubs and Organizations
OrchestraUpdated music scanning and OCR softward for use by the music department and clubs.Fine and Performing Arts
Physics TeamScientific caclulators for use by the Physics team.Clubs and Organizations
Project BlanketFleece material to make blankets for the homeless community in Chicago.Clubs and Organizations
School NurseHoyer Lift to assist students with transferring needs.Classroom Projects and Improvements
Science OlympiadRegistration fees for Science Olympiad team to attend meets, and funds for building materials.Clubs and Organizations
Whitney Young Aerospace Club/ Illinois TARC TeamVarious rocketry model supplies and registration fees for competitions.Clubs and Organizations
Whitney Young BandsNew chamber music for the various band groups.Fine and Performing Arts
Whitney Young CheerleadingCheer matsSports
Whitney Young’s Mariachi Los Delfines Various mariachi band instruments for Los Delfines, Whitney Young’s mariachi band.Fine and Performing Arts
Whitney Young Soccer (Boys and Girls)Two new outdoor soccer goals for new athletic field.Sports
Whitney Young SoftballEquipment and uniforms for the softball team.Sports
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Mock Trial TeamRegistration fees for four mock trial competition events.Clubs and Organizations