WE have great news! Dr. Michelle Zimmerman recently wrote a grant for WE Day WE Volunteer Now project to support Welela’s and Leah’s project for outreach, hard work, and content. The team won the WE Volunteer Grant Award. As a Microsoft Showcase School we are always looking for ways to expand our funding for individual and school wide initiatives. Visit MIX for more information on school wide initiatives.
Welela and Dr. Zimmerman WE Volunteer Grant Award
This event is highlighted on Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom Global. Welela added content to the grant proposal and got to hit the button to submit the application. This photo captured the moment. We won the $250 award that supports volunteer outreach from The Allstate Foundation. Thank you Allstate for seeing the power young people have to make a positive impact!
Uniting for change
As a long-standing and key supporter of the WE Movement, The Allstate Foundation believes that when youth are empowered, they can change the world for the better and create healthier, stronger and safer communities. That’s why they teamed up with the WE Schools program to create the WE Volunteer Now campaign, which encourages youth to take action to better their communities.
Geoffrey Schoninger’s Talk at Renton Prep
Check out some additional photos from when Geoffrey Schoninger came to speak to the Renton Prep students in October 2017. Mr. Schoninger gave inspiration and focus to the direction of our student projects. He mentioned those four ways to make change: Rebels (going against the norm), Designers (innovate solutions), Organizers (get other people involved), and Givers (helping to fund or give time or other resources).
Welela hitting submit
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WE have great news! Michelle Zimmerman wrote a grant for WE Day WE Volunteer Now project to support Welela’s and Leah’s project for outreach that was highlighted on Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom Global event in October. Welela helped add content to the grant proposal and she got to hit the button to submit the application. This photo captured the moment. Swipe to see more about the $250 awarded to support the volunteer outreach provided by The Allstate Foundation. Thank you Allstate for seeing the power young people have to make a positive impact! . . . #WE #WEDay #WEVolunteerNow #volunteer #Globalgoals #worldslargestlesson #MicrosoftEdu #ShowcaseSchool #Allstate #grant #goodstartsyoung #choosekind #oneallhgse #uw #UWalumni #king5news #king5kids #rentonreporter
Why WE Schools?
WE Schools is a unique, four-step program delivered by our educational partners in 12,300 schools and groups across North America and the UK, which challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and empowers them with the tools to take action. We are so proud that the WE Volunteer Grant Award was given on behalf of our students’ work and achievements.
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The WE Schools program provides educators and students with curriculum, educational resources and a full calendar of action campaign ideas. Through WE Schools, students gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing issues like hunger, poverty and access to education, as they explore how they can make positive impacts. They also plan and carry out at least one local and one global action to improve their communities and the world. Learn more about WE Schools here and all of the WE initiatives by visiting their website.