Twenty-three applications funded
The Blair PTSA Mini Grant Committee received 23 requests for funding and was able to meet the needs of all applications, according to the PTSA newsletter. The committee awarded nearly $7,000 in grants in the areas of arts, communications, counseling and mentoring, clubs, contests, tutoring and academic support.
The art-related grants were divided into $200 for the Teen Exchange Project and Dance Exchange, $250 for music education, $500 for the SAC mural and $500 for the repair of cameras.
The counseling and mentoring grants included $500 for career exploration and mentoring and $500 for counseling Latino parents.
Communication funding included $444 for the Special Needs Newsletter postage, $250 for Silver Quest and $500 for Silver Quill.
Clubs and contests that were funded were the Sign Language Club, which received $150, and Destination Imagination, which received $200. An oratorical contest was given $350.
Tutoring, academic support and enrichment received the largest sum of money. Fieldtrip support and positive incentive programming for the SPARC program received $150 each. Study hall received $200, math help for ESOL students received $500, SAT Prep for W.E.B. DuBois students received $80 and a pilot AP NSL Government program received $250.
In addition, $250 was given for oral proficiency interview training, $200 for Passion for Learning Inc., $500 for the expansion of Reading Counts, $50 for test preparation for the SPARC program and $300 for an after-school mixer.
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