SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS!
AEF Accomplishments for 2010-2011
Adopt A Classroom This year, the community adopted 78 classrooms! That’s $39,000 that went directly into the classroom to impact student learning through such things as field trips, purchasing of materials, and special project. This is a 40% increase over last year!
Enrichment The 2010-2011 school year saw 2,237 registrations for AEF’s after-school Enrichment program where students participated in classes in art, music, foreign languages, creative writing, science and many other subjects. This is a 20% increase in participation over last year. On the horizon is an expansion of our enrichment program. Not only do we plan to expand the number of schools participating, we are looking at offering programs in the summer and on staff development days. We are also working on classes more academic in nature to be offered at the middle and high schools.
Classroom Mini-Grants AEF distributed almost $9,000 in classroom mini-grants this year. These funds were for projects and resources that enhanced classroom learning in such areas as science, literature, media, math and leadership.
Middle School Sports We had 192 student registered for Track & Field this spring. That’s up 30% from 2009 when we first began the program. In all, close to 400 6th – 8th graders participated in our after-school athletics program and benefited from the fitness, teamwork, and goal-setting, and self-discipline that organized sports offer. With a combined Nea/ACLC team that formed this spring, we now have all public middle schools represented in this program. This program receives no district funding – it is entirely up to community support.
School Supply Drive Many students do not have the resources they need to be properly prepared for the first day of school. AEF collaborated with community partners last fall to supply these students with backpacks and school supplies. In all, we donated over $1000 in school supplies and collected over 400 backpacks to ensure that all Alameda students had the supplies they needed for success.
Visual and Performing Arts Experiencing and creating works of art benefits students in their intellectual, personal, and social development and there is a strong relationship between the arts and academic achievement. This year, AEF distributed over $20,000 to music, art and drama support in our schools. We also undertook an instrument donation program to help fulfill some of the unmet needs in our music classes. With this fall’s All Together Now event on November 10th at the Alameda Theatre, we expect to bring in thousands more to support this core component of a well-rounded education.