The AEF Board has committed to awarding $200,000 over the next three years to support the district’s ‘Safe & Supportive Schools‘ initiative to create a comprehensive behavioral health program. A $100,485 grant in the first year will fund:
Youth Mental Health First Aid training for 300 staff
Ongoing work on ‘Safe & Supportive Schools’ action plans for each school
Read the press release and the Advocate article about this strategic, multi-year partnership with the Arlington Public Schools. YOU, our donors, made this grant possible. Thank you!
The Unity Project was created to raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit building interconnected communities. AHS students created a larger-than-life temporary structure on the front lawn of the High School celebrating uniqueness and strengthening students’ ties to each other. The Unity Project was awarded the 2017 AEF Dawn Moses Memorial Innovations Grant for it’s commitment to social responsibility.
A $30,000 grant will provide the necessary funds for planning stipends and professional development that will enable the new Gibbs staff to plan for a unique, 6th grade school with social emotional support, project-based learning, and a strong community. Learn more…
Thank you friends and supporters! Our annual fundraising celebration on November 20th raised $9,440. All funds raised directly support our work. At the event, AEF President Amy Speare presented Superintendent Kathleen Bodie, Director of Social Emotional Health Sara Burd and Assistant Superintendent Rod MacNeal with a check for $82,485 to as a first installment for Youth Mental Health First Aid training for 300 staff this fiscal year. Read more.
The spring AEF Innovations in Education grantshave been awarded! Congratulations to the eight grant recipients who will enhance our schools through music (ukuleles!), public art, cutting-edge technology, mindfulness and LGBTQ+ programs.