FoWY Funds Wide Range of Programs


Each year, through the generous financial contributions from parents, alum, friends and neighbors, Friends of Whitney Young provides needed funding to a wide variety of programs in academics, arts, and athletics as well as some critical capital needs. None of these programs receive funding support from  CPS. Additionally, FoWY funds other important community events around the school such as Teacher Appreciation Day, Hot Topics and Coffee with Kenner.

Below is a complete list of projects funded during the 2018/19 school year, as well as projects funded so far during the 2019/20 school year.

2018/19 School Year

Department, OrganizationDescriptionFunding Category
AP World History & Global CitizenshipOversized walk-on map of Asia, conference feeAcademics
English Language LearnersLiteracy software support for English Language LearnersAcademics
PhysicsScientific calculatorsAcademics
ScienceSpecialized polarizing microscopesAcademics
ScienceDigital camera that enables the teacher to project slides onto classroom screens and improve instruction. Academics
Art DepartmentPhoto backdrops and standsArts
BandChamber musicArts
DanceRegistration fee for Illinois High School Dance FestivalArts
GuitarLighting in guitar roomArts
MusicUpdated music scanning and OCR softwareArts
OrchestraVarious mariachi band instrumentsArts
TheaterLight console in theaterArts
TheaterFurniture for the theater sound and lighting boothArts
AquaticsStrength and conditioning stretch cords and slidersAthletics
AquaticsRacing lane linesAthletics
AquaticsPower towersAthletics
AthleticsDigital scoring tableAthletics
BadmintonBadminton rackets, and equipmentAthletics
Basketball, girlsUniformsAthletics
CheerTumbling sessionsAthletics
PomsUniforms & equipmentAthletics
PomsTrainingAthletics
Soccer, boysSoccer goalsAthletics
Softball, girlsUniforms & equipmentAthletics
TennisTennis ball machineAthletics
Track, boys & girlsTen hurdles for use on new athletic fieldAthletics
VolleyballNetsAthletics
Aerospace ClubRocket motors and registration feesClubs & Organizations
Chess TeamTraining by a chess masterClubs & Organizations
Mock TrialRegistration fees for four mock trial eventsClubs & Organizations
Model UNDelegate fees for the Colmbia Universit Mondel UN Conefernce and ExpoClubs & Organizations
Project BlanketBlanketsClubs & Organizations
Science OlympiadsRegistration feesClubs & Organizations
Science OlympiadsSuppliesClubs & Organizations
Counseling DepartmentDJ for decision dayCommunity
Faculty/Staff BreakfastFood, beverages for back to school breakfastCommunity
Fall GatheringFood for Fall Gathering at Park TavernCommunity
GraduationRefreshments for musicians and singersCommunity
Nurse's OfficeHoyer Lift to assist students with transferring needsCommunity
Teacher Appreciation DayLuncheon for Teacher Appreciation DayCommunity
Teacher trainingTrainingCommunity
Whitney YoungRefreshments for Hot TopicsCommunity
Whitney YoungAnti bias workshopsCommunity
Whitney YoungCoffee with KennerCommunity
Whitney YoungDocumentary - Health UndocumentedCommunity
Whitney YoungLecturns, Mic MountsCommunity
Whitney YoungSolar shadesSchool Improvements
Whitney YoungLibrary furnitureSchool Improvements

2019/20 School Year To Date

Department, OrganizationDescriptionFunding Category
21st Century Multi Media ClassOversized walk-on map of Asia, conference feeAcademics
Best BuddiesMusic therapy sessions to support the needs of diverse learner students.Academics
Diverse LearnersFurniture for sensory roomAcademics
DUB TVCamera, microphoneAcademics
Environmental ScienceMicroscope cabinetAcademics
Environmental ScienceRock slidesAcademics
Global Citizenship ClassAir quality monitorAcademics
Global Citizenship ClassLapel microphonesAcademics
PhysicsModular circuitsAcademics
Special OlympicsUniformsAcademics
BandProfessional tenor saxaphoneArts
ChoirDresses for the female performersArts
DanceCostumes for Din Daa DaaArts
GuitariPadsArts
Visual Arts DepartmentLarge format scannerArts
Aquatics, girlsTiming systemAthletics
Basketball, girlsEquipmentAthletics
BowlingBowling ballsAthletics
CheerTumbling training and matsAthletics
FootballHelmets and equipmentAthletics
PomsMatAthletics
PomsTrainingAthletics
PomsCompetition fees, choreographyAthletics
TennisEquipmentAthletics
Track, boys & girlsRecord boardAthletics
Track, boys & girlsHigh jump packageAthletics
VolleyballPostsAthletics
Whitney YoungWeight room flooring & ceilingAthletics
Aerospace ClubNASA project - Full scale rocket kitClubs & Organizations
Aerospace ClubAmerican Rocketry Challenge equipmentClubs & Organizations
Aerospace Club1/4 size rocket kit for NASA projectClubs & Organizations
Aerospace ClubRover to be included in rocket launchClubs & Organizations
Business Professionals of America ClubRegistation fees Clubs & Organizations
ChessChess masterClubs & Organizations
Math TeamDues and fees for North Suburban Math LeagueClubs & Organizations
Mock TrialRegistration fees for multiple trial competitionsClubs & Organizations
Robotics ClubCNC RouterClubs & Organizations
Science OlympiadsEntrance fees for multiple competitions plus equipmentClubs & Organizations
Screen printing ClubEquipment, materials, softwareClubs & Organizations
The Young VoicesSheet musicClubs & Organizations
Counseling DepartmentIn-school therapeutic sessionsCommunity
Staff BBQFood, etcCommunity
Whitney YoungTeacher office cubiclesSchool Improvements