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 2019/20 school year.

2019/20 School Year

Department, OrganizationDescriptionFunding Category
21st Century Multi Media ClassCameras, soundproofing, tripods, lightingAcademics
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
Whitney YoungBooks for Global Citizenship classAcademics
Whitney YoungRemote Learning technology for teachersAcademics
BandProfessional tenor saxaphoneFine & Performing Arts
ChoirDresses for the female performersFine & Performing Arts
DanceCostumes for Din Daa DaaFine & Performing Arts
GuitariPadsFine & Performing Arts
Visual Arts DepartmentLarge format scannerFine & Performing Arts
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
Whitney YoungTeacher office cubiclesSchool Improvements
Counseling DepartmentIn-school therapeutic sessionsWY Special Projects
Staff BBQFood, etcWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungScreenagers part 2WY Special Projects
Whitney YoungTim Wise - speaker "White Privilege"WY Special Projects
Whitney YoungAlumni coat driveWY Special Projects