10,726 Students Participated in ASD Foundation Programs in 2018-2019: ANOTHER RECORD!

10,726 Students Participated in ASD Foundation Programs in 2018-2019: ANOTHER RECORD!
Posted on 07/08/2019

ASD Foundation programs impacted more students than ever before in the 2018-2019 school year. Program participation has grown almost every year since records have been kept:

ASDF ANNUAL PROGRAM PARTICIPATION:

 

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2018-19

10,726

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2017-18

8,958

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2016-17

5,332

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2015-16

2,202

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2014-15

1,945

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2013-14

2,782

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2012-13

1,354

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2011-12

964

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 2010-11

20

 

"We remain focused on supplemental programming that enriches the lives of Allentown students," says Susan L. Williams, Executive Director. "There are many academic areas, especially in the arts and sciences, where we can add value for a student's education."

Some special highlights:

  • New elementary baseball program in summer for students ages 8-13 via the Allentown DRIVE.
  • 3,118 students participated at all grade levels in unique programs as a result of 20 TIG grants awarded to teachers.
  • Violin lessons for 30 students at Raub Middle School via El Sistema (see photo above).
  • New flutophones with curriculum guides for all 3rd graders to learn how to read music.
  • Holocaust survivor lecture for Raub and Trexler Middle School students as part of National History Day.
  • Music and art residencies for the elementary students who emigrated from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, attending the elementary Newcomer Academy (at former Lincoln ES).
  • Computer donation to Raub MS Video Club and tour of donor Vistacom in Allentown.
  • Foundation administrative support for the following new initiatives: the William Allen Baseball Fields and the Louis E. Dieruff Planetarium repurposing project into the Dieruff Learning Dome.

Traditional programs reflecting the Foundation's support of the sciences, the visual and performing arts, teacher innovation grants and senior and summer camp scholarships included one Allentown Adventure, five visual arts residencies, three mural projects, the Latin Dance Program, the Showcase of Academic Excellence, National History Day, ASD Science Fair, Volunteer Literacy Program, Summer in the City Concert, Broadway Bus Trip, support for the secondary theatre programs through the HIGH NOTES Gala, and many more.

 

“The Foundation’s programs are reaching an ever-growing number of students, and we look forward to expanding our programs for more lasting value in future years,” says Vicki Newhard, ASDF Administrator.

 

About the Allentown School District Foundation

Pursuing a vision of developing enriched education for Allentown School District students, the ASD Foundation has a mission to encourage, promote, and support innovative educational experiences for students in the Allentown School District. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation has raised over $3.1 million for supplemental programming in ASD schools. If you would like to learn more, please contact the foundation at 484-765-4093 or williamssu@allentownsd.org. The mailing address is P.O. Box 328, 31 South Penn Street, Allentown, PA 18105, and the website is www.allentownsd.org/asdf.

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