FoWY Funds Wide Range of Programs During 2018/19 School Year


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.

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 standsFine & Performing Arts
BandChamber musicFine & Performing Arts
DanceRegistration fee for Illinois High School Dance FestivalFine & Performing Arts
GuitarLighting in guitar roomFine & Performing Arts
MusicUpdated music scanning and OCR softwareFine & Performing Arts
OrchestraVarious mariachi band instrumentsFine & Performing Arts
TheaterLight console in theaterFine & Performing Arts
TheaterFurniture for the theater sound and lighting boothFine & Performing Arts
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 dayWY Special Projects
Faculty/Staff BreakfastFood, beverages for back to school breakfastWY Special Projects
Fall GatheringFood for Fall Gathering at Park TavernWY Special Projects
GraduationRefreshments for musicians and singersWY Special Projects
Nurse's OfficeHoyer Lift to assist students with transferring needsWY Special Projects
Teacher Appreciation DayLuncheon for Teacher Appreciation DayWY Special Projects
Teacher trainingTrainingWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungRefreshments for Hot TopicsWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungAnti bias workshopsWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungCoffee with KennerWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungDocumentary - Health UndocumentedWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungLecturns, Mic MountsWY Special Projects
Whitney YoungSolar shadesSchool Improvements
Whitney YoungLibrary furnitureSchool Improvements