Beyond the Classroom Highlights


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    Clippert Academy | $4,750

    A grant helped to support student participation in the state-wide Academic Games competition in Grand Rapids,
    Michigan. Fifteen students and four adults attended the competition which focuses on mathematics, social studies, and history. Students learned better studying strategies, developed an understanding of teamwork, and built friendships that would not have occurred without participation in the state tournament. Students built new friendships and learned about team work through participation in the Michigan League of Academic Games in Grand Rapids.

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    DPS Office of Literacy | $1,000

    The district-wide Spelling Bee is designed to enhance student achievement through competition and hard work. Through this process students build their confidence in speaking and listening. All grades one through eight are invited to participate, with a building winner from each elementary and middle school eligible to compete in the district-wide spelling bee. 82 students participated in the DPS district wide spelling bee and demonstrated skills in critical thinking as well as spelling.

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    DPS Arts, Music, & Athletic Enrichment Initiative | $200,000

    Ensuring that all K-8 students have access to art, music, and athletic opportunities is a high priority. After school programs, in-school classes, Saturday options, and active participation help to develop team work, leadership, creativity, as well as contribute to general well-being.

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    DPS Safe Routes to Schools | $63,000

    Safe Routes to Schools is a key element of the Detroit Public Schools youth violence prevention initiative. This initiative creates a sustainable student safety framework resulting in a decrease of serious reportable incidents, increased communication, a heightened perception of safety, and strengthened community connections.

Grants


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    DPS Camp Burt Shurly $162,230

    Re-energized students’ passion for outdoor experiences and STEM concepts by revitalizing the camp and adding a climbing wall.

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    Jewish Vocational Services | $13,500

    Career Start Program.

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    DPS Police Department | $9,000

    Mentored 5th-8th grade at-risk males into a more positive future.

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    Priest Elementary School | $3,000

    Engaged preschoolers with activities that promoted dramatic and visual arts, engineering, and gross motor skills.

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    DPS Ambassadors Breakfast | $2,353

    Community engagement is an essential activity for generating support, fostering knowledge about the schools, and ensuring positive relationships.

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    Bennett Elementary School | $2,000

    Used Mobil Playgrounds for children to create and experience a new playground every day.

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    Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy | $1,500

    Young girls thrived in the Girls Empowerment Program where they learned about conflict resolution, problem solving, and were encouraged to pursue higher education.

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    Detroit Public Schools | $1,332

    DPS Guinness book of records.

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    Detroit Public Schools | $1,067

    Through field trips to view the movie Selma, students learned of the struggle and history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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    Detroit Public Schools | $999

    Approximately 284 4th and 5th grade students experienced the thrill and excitement of the Detroit Shrine Circus.

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    Spain Elementary-Middle School | $330

    Students experienced the musical mastery of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the One Detroit Center.

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    Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody | $225

    Students observed STEM concepts in motion at the Grand Prix.