The NorthShore Schools Foundation provides additional support for families.
Just a few examples include: School Supplies for families in need, book drive, period care drive, supporting homeless students, backpacks, basic need grants, money management class for teens, career days…. the list goes on.
The Northshore Schools Foundation grants funds to the Northshore School District to support our three funding priorities.
Enhance & Inspire Learning
The Foundation is poised to amplify the District’s core curriculum by funding projects that inspire student learning, increase curiosity and more actively engage a student’s learning. Our classroom grants prioritize student excitement to learn through real world experiences. These include learning and attention tools, field trips and hands-on activities that offer students practice in creativity and critical thinking skills, encourage fitness, and celebrate music and the arts. We also work to inspire teachers by investing in instructional training and funding assistance for teacher certification. The Foundation works with the District to pilot new curriculum which increases student achievement by integrating new and relevant practices to meet the needs of today’s student.
Students deserve the opportunity to achieve academic growth regardless of their abilities, learning style, cultural background or economic circumstances. We fund programs that implement personalized student support and remove barriers to student learning that can otherwise not be funded by public dollars. Programs include, Backpacks for Kids,Homeless Student Services, Basic Needs Aid, School Lunch support and the Opportunity Fund which provides much needed resources to students who are experiencing economic challenges and life-crises.
Build Skills for Life
A successful student is one who is well-prepared for success beyond graduation. The Foundation invests in initiatives to instill intellectual curiosity and prepare students for post-secondary instruction and career-focused exploration, and to help students mature into productive and engaged citizens. The Foundation provides authentic connections between students and the community by collaborating with local business and industry through district-wide career fairs and by recruiting adult volunteer role models to interact with students in a variety of programs including Hour of Code and Career and Leadership Days. Currently the Foundation is piloting work in support of Independent Living Skills in the categories of Etiquette, Coping & Survival Skills, Healthy Relationships and Entrepreneurism & Money Management.